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April 7, 1945

PHYSICAL IMPAIRMENT AND JOB PERFORMANCEA COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ACCIDENT EXPERIENCE, PRODUCTION AND EFFICIENCY, SICK ABSENTEEISM AND TURNOVER AMONG 2,858 PHYSICALLY IMPAIRED AND 5,523 ABLE BODIED WORKERS IN GOVERNMENT INDUSTRY

Author Affiliations

Medical Director, U. S. Civil Service Commission; Assistant Medical Director, U. S. Civil Service Commission WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1945;127(14):902-907. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860140020005
Abstract

A comparative study of 2,858 physically impaired workers and 5,523 able bodied workers employed in forty-three establishments of the War and Navy Departments, situated in various parts of the country, has been conducted by the Medical Division of the United States Civil Service Commission. It has yielded information which will be of assistance to the commission in carrying out its responsibilities for placement of disabled veterans and will contribute to the solution of problems affecting many thousands of physically impaired civilians and War veterans seeking employment in the federal service.

Men and women in the armed forces are being injured in a maiming war. Advancements in medical science are saving lives, but the number and severity of the injuries being sustained by members of the armed forces are such that this nation will be faced with the greatest problem of rehabilitation in its history. Rehabilitation is not complete unless it

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