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April 23, 1960


Author Affiliations


Executive Director, National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. (Dr. Roberts). Principal Investigator, Study of Costs and Income of Rehabilitation Centers in Relation to Program, National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, Inc. (Mr. Mott).

JAMA. 1960;172(17):1934-1937. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.63020170016013

One of the most important manifestations of the growth of the rehabilitation program has been the development of rehabilitation centers and facilities offering a wide range of professional services to meet the needs of handicapped persons. The rapid emergence of these facilities in hundreds of American communities since the end of World War II is of vital interest to the medical profession and, in particular, to the practicing physician. The services furnished by these centers have expanded substantially the resources available to the profession for dealing with the problems of disability. These centers have enlarged the aggregate of trained personnel, new techniques, and facilities which the physician can muster to serve his patients. The development of rehabilitation centers has also had the far-reaching effect of expanding both the influence and responsibilities of the medical profession; physicians are working with the many professional and community groups which are playing such an

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