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This volume is basically a reference work consisting of a series of essays by 44 authorities in the field of rehabilitation. Its primary purpose is the orientation of the different members of the rehabilitation team regarding the contributions which different members of this team may make and the widely varied problems which may have to be considered in the rehabilitation of the patient. The book is divided into four parts. The first gives the general principles and philosophy of rehabilitation. The opening chapter, by Dr. A. B. C. Knudsen, outlines the scope of rehabilitation and gives in some detail the development and organization of the rehabilitation services of the Veterans Administration. A second chapter by Dr. Pattison considers philosophically the relationship of the physical and mental constitution of the patient to the rehabilitation program. He points out that the success or failure of the rehabilitation program in the individual patient
The Handicapped and Their Rehabilitation. JAMA. 1958;167(17):2150–2151. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990340110023