The present movement for the care and education of crippled children in Ohio had its beginning six years ago in a very small way in one clinic. A recently formed Rotary Club was looking for some worthwhile work, and its attention was drawn to a particularly sad cripple with prenatal amputation of both arms at the elbow, one leg above the knee, and the other leg and ankle very much distorted, with some bones missing. He was then 12 years old and had never been to school. Following the suggestion of an orthopedic surgeon that the boy would eventually need some surgery, but at the present time it would be better to start his education, he was sent to another city in which his education was started. Later an operation was performed, the patient was given artificial limbs, and now he is self-supporting.
In this locality there was a small
BURT G. CHOLLETT. PROGRESS IN CARE AND EDUCATION OF CRIPPLED CHILDREN IN OHIO UNDER NEW LAWS. JAMA. 1922;79(16):1297–1299. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640160017005