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August 24, 1918


Author Affiliations

Washington, D. C. Chief Medical Adviser, Bureau of War Risk Insurance.

JAMA. 1918;71(8):681-682. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600340073023

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To the Editor:  —The article by Lieut.-Col. E. H. Bruns of the National Army (The Journal, Aug. 3, 1918, p. 373) on the "Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Tuberculous Soldier" presents in an interesting manner the plans of the Army Medical Corps in the matter of rehabilitation and vocational training of this class of disabled soldiers. As this is a matter largely of departmental or possibly governmental domestic policy, as stated by Colonel Bruns, it is not my intention to enter into any discussion of it except to say that if the plan can be carried out it would seem that the Federal Board for Vocational Education and the Bureau of War Risk Insurance would have little opportunity to exercise the functions delegated to them by law after the Army Medical Corps had decided to "order all to tuberculosis hospitals" suffering from that disease, and following it by complete vocational

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