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October 5, 1946

Occupational Therapy for the Limbless

JAMA. 1946;132(5):310. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870400058033

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In the rehabilitation program of the injured members of the armed forces a great amount of attention has been devoted to occupational therapy. Furthermore, there has been an introduction of new ideas into the selection of the crafts which are laid out for the injured person to do as an exercise. For example, the modern occupational therapy technician does not expect the patient to weave baskets, make rugs and do light woodwork exclusively; he may enter into assembling electrical equipment such as radios and amplifiers or may work in the machine shops or on engines and motors, doing things which may be of interest. This booklet offers an additional selection of crafts for a patient who is more interested in the finer arts. The booklet, of course, is especially designed for assisting occupational therapy technicians who are treating the limbless. Therefore, various arts and crafts are proposed which are intended

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