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April 29, 1950

Rehabilitation of the Handicapped: A Survey of Means and Methods

JAMA. 1950;142(17):1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910350066031

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This book is a compilation of thirty-eight articles on the various phases of rehabilitation of the chronically disabled which have been prepared by forty-four authors. Twenty-four of the authors are physicians. The articles are grouped into five major sections. The first section includes discussion of some of the general medical and surgical technics as applied to physical rehabilitation. The second section indicates what may be accomplished in the rehabilitation of patients with neurologic disorders including cerebral palsy, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, poliomyelitis and speech defects. The third section is devoted to discussions of the various technics of rehabilitation that have been developed for psychiatric patients. Vocational and social rehabilitation with an outline of the organization and work of several rehabilitation centers and programs that are already operating successfully is presented in the fourth group of articles. The final portion of the book is devoted to articles on educational and psychologic trends

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