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July 31, 1954

Disability Evaluation: Principles of Treatment of Compensable Injuries.

JAMA. 1954;155(14):1292. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.03690320096033

This book has been revised to include a brief description of the causal relation of injury to disease, in addition to a more elaborate disability-rating schedule. There are numerous detailed tables and illustrative figures accompanied by informative reading matter regarding industrial injuries. These injuries are covered in a well-organized discussion beginning with a general description of examination of the injured worker and including a detailed description of specific injuries. Each injury is considered from the standpoint of cause, treatment, disability evaluation, and readjustment possibilities. In this book the physician who is entrusted with the care of the injured worker has an excellent guide from the standpoint of disability rating as well as from the standpoint of advising a handicapped worker as to a future vocation. A unique feature is the author's composite schedule of approximate evaluations for partial permanent disability. This is a compilation of many rating schedules. It is

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