May 1965

The School.

Author Affiliations

By Henry Viscardi, Jr. Price, $5. Pp 237. Taplinger Company, 119 West 57th St, New York, NY 10019, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;115(5):622-623. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.03860170104033

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Every kindly physician in America should read this soul-stirring book, and every one of us ought to know Henry Viscardi, Jr.—one of our most useful and valuable citizens. Born with only two little short stumps for legs, he had a most unhappy childhood among children who jeered at the "ape man," and often beat him up. Eventually, a kindly physician, Dr. R. R. Yanover, saw him, and got a gifted old maker of prostheses to fit him with two artificial limbs on which, ever since, Hank has walked, and walked well.

He succeeded in business, but in 1949 that great rehabilitator of men—Dr. Howard Rusk of New York City—talked him into helping with a project to find jobs for the many handicapped men and women who are normally turned away by employment managers. Hank soon saw that there just were not enough jobs available for men and women blind or

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