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April 1954

Living with a Disability

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By Howard A. Rusk, M.D., and Eugene J. Taylor in collaberation with Muriel Zimmerman, O.T.R., and Julia Judson, M.S. Price, $3.50. Pp. 207. The Blakiston Co., 575 Madison Ave., New York 22, 1953.

AMA Am J Dis Child. 1954;87(4):523-524. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1954.02050090511020

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Most books dealing with the subject of rehabilitation attempt to cover the subject in a general and comprehensive manner, but often leave the reader with but meager practical information.

This book is an exception to this rule. Instead of attempting to cover the subject, it deals with only the most practical aspects of living with a disability. The authors give practical hints on the subject of self-help, including eating, dressing, personal hygiene, locomotion, and social living.

The book is replete with good pictures and diagrams which illustrate the various types of gadgets which may be used to enable the handicapped to live and look as close to normal as possible. It illustrates how a person with paralyzed hands and legs can use the telephone, eat by himself, dress himself, and get in and out of beds or wheel chairs. It includes a description of a model home and kitchen made

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