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November 1943

Rehabilitation of the War Injured: A Symposium.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1943;30(5):706. doi:10.1001/archopht.1943.00880230138019

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This volume is comprised of a series of articles by some fifty authors dealing with various phases of rehabilitation of those injured in the war. The material is divided into seven sections : viz., neurology and psychiatry ; reconstructive and plastic surgery ; orthopedics ; physical therapy ; occupational therapy and vocational guidance; legal aspects of rehabilitation, and miscellaneous subjects.

In the section devoted to plastic and reconstructive surgery the articles of greatest ophthalmologic interest include a description by Wendell L. Hughes of his ingenious method of rebuilding the lower lid and a short discussion by Dr. William B. Doherty on orbital implants. Both these papers were previously published in the Archives and are well known to most ophthalmologists. The Hughes operation has stood the test of time and can be recommended. The use of vitallium spheres for orbital implantation, as suggested by Doherty, is also worthy of further trial. "Practical Uses of the Tubed

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