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December 12, 1953

Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped

JAMA. 1953;153(15):1412. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.02940320084044

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This book is a revision of the original text by Dr. Kessler, who has had over 30 years' experience in rehabilitating the physically handicapped. The first part of the book considers the problems of the crippled child, the injured worker, the disabled veteran, the chronically disabled. The second portion deals with the basic principles of rehabilitation in terms of physical restoration, rehabilitation centers, vocational guidance, vocational training, and job placement. The third section deals with rehabilitation problems encountered in the mentally and emotionally disabled, the orthopedic patient, the blind patient, and medical and surgical invalids. A final section of the book contains an interesting discussion of legislation and administration in relation to a national program of rehabilitation. The text provides very interesting reading, telling in general without great detail regarding specific techniques what procedures have been effective in accomplishing the rehabilitation of the handicapped. It is further enhanced by the

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