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November 18, 1950

The Adjustment of the Blind

JAMA. 1950;144(12):1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02920120065030

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The book deals with the physical, mental and emotional adjustment of the blind to society. Though the social dilemma of the blind has been investigated by others, this is the first attempt made to study it from the point of view of the history ofthe blind over the past thousand years and in the light of keen psychological analysis. The authors stress the fact that one of the greatest barriers between the blind and the seeing world is society's attitude. They give a detailed account of the history of the blind in an effort to analyze society's feelings toward the blind as well as the psychological reactions of the blind to society.

This is a most stimulating and provocative work, as was Chevigny's "My Eyes Have a Cold Nose," and should be read by all those interested in or working with the blind as well as by the general public.

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