November 6, 1943

Current Comment

JAMA. 1943;123(10):639-640. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840450041016

THE NEED FOR PHYSICAL AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY TECHNICIANS IN WARTIME PHYSICAL RECONSTRUCTION  Large numbers of physical therapy and occupational therapy technicians are needed to meet the expanding requirements of wartime physical reconstruction. The Army already has physical therapy technicians serving in a hundred and forty Army hospitals within the continental limits of the United States and in thirty-four Army hospitals overseas. Recently the announcement was made that the Army still needs a thousand more physical therapy technicians. The Navy, the Veterans Administration, the Public Health Service and the civilian hospitals also require large numbers of physical and occupational therapy technicians to assist in rehabilitation of persons disabled by the war. The distinguished educator Ernest J. Jaqua, president of Scripps College in California, now serving as director of the Professional and Technical Division of the Bureau of Training, War Manpower Commission,

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