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August 7, 1948

Rehabilitation of the Physically Handicapped

JAMA. 1948;137(15):1345. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890490073039

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Abstract

In the expanding field of rehabilitation and [ill]ervices to the handicapped there has long been needed a single, comprehensive volume such as this, to give the physician, nurse, social worker, therapeutist, rehabilitation counselor, placement specialist and personnel administrator an introduction to and general survey of the modern con cepts of rehabilitation. Long a leader in the field of rehabilitation, and currently president of the National Council on Rehabilitation, Dr. Kessler has had both the professional training and the experience necessary to present and interpret the growing rehabilitation movement. After completing his medical education he received both the M.A. and the Ph.D. degree in the social sciences. In 1919 he became assistant director, later medical director, of the New Jersey Rehabilitation Clinic, the first such government service in the United States. A pioneer in the cineplasty technic of amputation, Dr. Kessler, as a captain, developed the Navy's outstanding rehabilitation program for

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