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February 27, 1954

Rehabilitation Centers in the United States

JAMA. 1954;154(9):801. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940430071024

This monograph is an outgrowth of the first National Conference on Rehabilitation Centers, as a result of which detailed descriptions of 40 rehabilitation centers in the United States were compiled. It is pointed out in the monograph that "these forty centers probably are representative of all the centers in the country but they do not constitute a listing of every center in the United States. They range from teaching centers which are part of great universities to small curative workshops with one or two therapists serving outpatients." The book contains a general review of rehabilitation centers, teaching and research centers, centers located in and operated by hospitals and medical schools, community centers with facilities for inpatients, community outpatient centers, insurance centers, and vocational rehabilitation centers. It will be most useful to all interested in rehabilitation. In addition to simply listing the names of the forty centers, it contains brief discussions

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