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February 1930

Kriegsblindenschule Geheimrat Silex.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1930;3(2):253. doi:10.1001/archopht.1930.00810040131018

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The introductory remarks are written by Dr. Geib, Secretary of the Government Labor Bureau.

The preface praises the keen interest and the devoted labor of Professor Dr. Paul Silex, for whom the school was named.

The text deals briefly with the development of the school; it describes in detail the methods of instruction and the patients' reactions ; it also discusses the difficulties in selecting suitable occupations for these workers, and finally it refers to the continued work among the blind civilians who have been entering from time to time.

A statistical table shows that 761 blind persons were trained for twenty-four different vocations, many in which the blind hitherto had rarely been trained.

The report ends with testimonial letters of the efficiency of the blind trained in this institution.

This report is of primary interest to teachers of the blind and to institutions for the training of the blind,

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