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February 1951

The Adjustment of the Blind

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1951;45(2):235. doi:10.1001/archopht.1951.01700010240015

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Here is a book which should be read by every ophthalmologist and social worker, or by anyone interested in the welfare of the blind. The senior author, Hector Chevigny, author of "My Eyes Have a Cold Nose," is himself afflicted with blindness. His collaborator, Sydell Braverman, is clinical psychologist at the Southbury Training School, in Connecticut. The book is divided into nine chapters and has a bibliography and an index.

The whole subject is considered not only as regards the adjustment and reorganization of the sightless to the modern environment, but also with respect to many of the psychological problems peculiar to those who through loss of one of their functions are separated from reality—as it is understood by those not so deprived.

The history of the care of the blind is related from the earliest days, when social ostracism was the fate of the sightless, until the present day,

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