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March 31, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;127(13):870-871. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860130130018

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)March 1, 1945.

The British Council for Rehabilitation  Rehabilitation of the disabled is receiving great attention at present. The advances in orthopedics and modern methods of training have greatly increased the economic potentialities of the permanently disabled. The government has given valuable support to rehabilitation by its recent Disabled Persons Employment Act. A British Council for Rehabilitation has just been formed. Its objects will be to bring together workers in every field of rehabilitation so that all may learn the problems involved and approach them along coordinated lines, to become a source of information and guidance on matters relating to the rehabilitation services, to organize short term courses of study of the various aspects of rehabilitation and to promote research into problems which concern the economic outlook of the permanently disabled. The council hopes to work in close collaboration with government departments. The Ministries of

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