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June 26, 1943


JAMA. 1943;122(9):604-608. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840260032014

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DAILY PROGRAM FOR CONVALESCENTS  Under a new program at the Station Hospital at Blackland Army Air Field, Waco, Texas, designed by the medical department of the Army Air Forces (The Journal, March 27, p. 1096), the soldier-patient follows a daily educational and physical training program which supplements his military knowledge, builds up his strength, and combats boredom, while he awaits recovery. Calisthenics, outdoor and indoor games, classes, training films, review of current news events, prescribed reading and regular work details are given the patients on the road to recovery. All patients are grouped into four classes according to their stage of recovery and each class follows its specific program. Each patient also receives an individual program based on his case.The original assignment and the speed of progression through the classes are determined for each individual by the doctor in charge of the ward in which he is

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