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November 24, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;129(13):898-900. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860470058021

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Abstract

LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Oct. 20, 1945.

The Disabled Persons Register  The measures taken by the government for the benefit of the disabled are on a scale never before attempted and are most thorough. An important new feature is the register of disabled persons entitled to the advantages provided by the Disabled Persons Employment Act. Persons disabled through war service, through industrial, road or other accident or congenitally disabled are entitled to register. Disablement due to disease is recognized equally with disablement caused by wounds or injury. Thus individualswho do not qualify for war disability pensions come within the scope of the act.There are three principal benefits: (1) courses of vocational training and industrial rehabilitation for those who need to learn a new profession, trade or occupation or who require a special course to return to work after hospital treatment for injury or sickness, (2) assistance toward ordinary

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