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July 15, 1944


Author Affiliations

Wmnetka, Ill. Secretary-General, American Association of Workers for the Blind.

JAMA. 1944;125(11):809. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850290049021

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To the Editor:—  Your Current Comment in the June 3 issue of The Journal, dealing with the act to furnish seeing eye or guide dogs and other necessary equipment deemed useful in their rehabilitation to blinded soldiers, contains several misstatements.The American Association of Workers for the Blind, the largest professional affiliation of workers for the blind in North America, did not take the view that this was unnecessary legislation and that its purposes could have been achieved satisfactorily through private agencies for the blind. Rather did it, through its Legislative Committee, endorse H. R. 4519 and urge its passage. So also did the Joint Legislative Committee of the American Association of Workers for the Blind and the American Association of Instructors for the Blind (of which I am secretary).Whether there is one blinded veteran or whether there may be several hundred, we view the matter as one of

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