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November 1958

War Blinded Veterans in a Post War Setting.

AMA Arch Ophthalmol. 1958;60(5):977. doi:10.1001/archopht.1958.00940080997024

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This survey is one of a series of measures which the United States Government has undertaken as a means of helping those men who lost their sight in the last war. It records four major efforts directed to this purpose: (1) the action of the Army and Navy in activities centered around Avon Old Farms Convalescent Hospital, Valley Forge Army General Hospital, Dibble Army General Hospital, and the Philadelphia Naval Hospital; (2) the action taken by the Vocational Rehabilitation Education Service of the Veterans' Administration in the training of officers and vocational counselors under the direction of the American Foundation for the Blind; (3) the establishment of the Blind Rehabilitation Unit in the Veterans' Hospital at Hines, Ill., to serve the needs of veterans suffering post-war loss of sight from old eye injuries incurred in service and for those who might in any future military action lose their sight, and

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