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May 2, 1936

Convalescent Care in Great Britain

JAMA. 1936;106(18):1597. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770180071037

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Abstract

During the spring of 1931 the author sojourned in a part of England where convalescent care is highly developed. The survey covered England, Wales and Scotland. Accommodations, in the form of convalescent homes, in those countries are much more highly developed than in America. The three countries surveyed had a total of 431 such institutions in 1930, the year for which statistics are given. The book is an interesting report on institutional care for convalescents in the countries covered. The author gives a mass of information about the whole subject, instead of going into certain phases intensively. Reference is made to the rather general impression that institutions for convalescent care are badly needed in the United States. As usual, no explanation is made of why such institutions have not developed in great numbers in America and why many attempts to build them have died out for lack of support. Frequent

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