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September 1, 1956

THE ROLE OF REHABILITATION IN A PROGRAM FOR HANDICAPPED CHILDREN

JAMA. 1956;162(1):26-30. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970180028008
Abstract

• Chronic disease is as important and rehabilitative programs are as necessary in children as they are in adults. There is reason to fear that children have sometimes been kept in institutions too long. The development of departments of physical medicine and rehabilitation, the use of consultants in this field, the multidisciplined approach, the integration of programs for children with those already existing for adults, and the facilities provided by recent federal legislation are significant steps toward the solution of this problem.

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