February 11, 1956


JAMA. 1956;160(6):495. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02960410071018

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Amputee Service Participates in Mexico Meeting.—  The Bureau of Medicine and Surgery sent to Mexico City on Jan. 13 an exhibit for the Third Congress of the Latin American Society of Orthopedics and Traumatology, at the invitation of Dr. Alejandro V. Zimbron, president of the congress.Capt. Thomas J. Canty, M. C., U. S. N., director of the Navy's Prosthetic Research Laboratory at the Naval Hospital, Oakland, and eight of his patients and staff departed Jan. 13 to participate in the congress. Materials for display included the newest types of artificial limbs, a photo montage showing various steps in the Navy rehabilitation program, prosthetic training implements, and occupational therapy projects.Dr. Canty presented to the congress a paper on "Rehabilitation of Amputees and Modern Artificial Limbs." He also consulted with Mexican government officials, who are setting up a rehabilitation program. Mexico's rehabilitation center, now in the formative stages, will

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