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February 23, 1952

Journey Together

JAMA. 1952;148(8):687. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930080097036

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This is a fascinating and well-written autobiography telling the story of one man's rehabilitation after he was handicapped by the residual paralysis of poliomyelitis. The reader's interest will gather momentum as he follows the story of the author's finding himself as a person again and his return to the world outside the protective security of the hospital. This book provides a glimpse of the universal despair, as well as the gratifying feeling that follows mastery over handicap, felt by all those acutely stricken with a disabling disease. It could well be used as a source of encouragement by many of the handicapped in bringing about a psychological adjustment to their disability, and could provide them with determination to develop their remaining faculties to a point where they can again lead happy and useful lives.

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