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April 1, 1944


JAMA. 1944;124(14):987. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850140033012

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A sound program for the reconditioning of disabled soldiers, recently announced by the Surgeon General of the Army, was given great impetus in a two day conference held at the Schick General Hospital, Clinton, Iowa, in March. Medical Corps officers and others in attendance were impressed by the scientific approach to the problem. An enthusiastic execution of a realistic reconditioning program during the past several months at Schick General Hospital by its commandant, Col. Dean F. Winn, M. C., and his staff clearly demonstrated the great possibilities of an early return to duty of many disabled soldiers. A first hand opportunity to observe the operation of the plan was afforded by the ward walks and demonstration clinics, and visiting officers were given every opportunity to interrogate patients, trainees, wardmasters, nurses, medical officers and others concerned with the program.

The presence of high ranking Army officers, representatives of the Office of

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