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December 27, 1952


JAMA. 1952;150(17):1674. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680170028010

Blindness at any age demands of its victims a tremendous personal, social, and economic adjustment. For help in this adjustment the newly blind adult or the parents of the child born blind frequently turn to the family physician. It is essential, therefore, that physicians become acquainted with the many facilities and services available for the education or rehabilitation of these patients. An excellent source of information on this subject is the American Foundation for the Blind, a national private agency that serves as a consultation center for all phases of work with the blind and maintains a directory of all federal, state, county, city, and private agencies serving the blind in the United States and Canada. From the foundation can be obtained an outline of the facilities available in any state or community as well as a description of the aids offered by the foundation itself. Physicians can avail themselves