Owing to the results of the World War, organization for training the handicapped and placing them in industry of necessity has progressed much more rapidly in Europe than in this country. In most European countries, during the past seventeen years, it has become a national obligation. In Germany they have gone so far as to regulate legally the training and placing of the handicapped, demanding that 2 per cent of all positions in various industries must be filled with individuals at least 50 per cent disabled.1 I first became interested in this problem while working in England during the years of 1919 and 1920. One day at luncheon, Sir Thomas Lewis remarked that "in the ideal state, no position in industry which might be filled by a person handicapped with cardiovascular disease should be filled with an entirely healthy individual." This, of course, is a strong statement but is
STROUD WD. THE REHABILITATION AND PLACEMENT IN INDUSTRY: OF THOSE HANDICAPPED WITH CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE. JAMA. 1935;105(18):1401–1405. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760440011004
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