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May 19, 1945


JAMA. 1945;128(3):212-215. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860200052018

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)May 14, 1945.

Week of June 2 Proclaimed National Rehabilitation Week  Although overshadowed by the announcement of VE day at the White House, a proclamation was issued by President Truman making the week of June 2 National Rehabilitation Week. It will be the twenty-fifth anniversary of the national program for rehabilitating men and women returning from the armed forces with disabilities. President Truman called on all churches, educational institutions, health and welfare services, civic organizations, chambers of commerce, industry, radio, press and the public to join in the program.Federal Security Administrator Paul V. McNutt announced that specially arranged clinics for the examination and treatment of disabled men and women would be held throughout the country between the 2d and 8th of June. Michael J. Shortely, director of the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation of the Federal Security Administration, will unite all cooperating state agencies

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