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Teaching The War's Blind
Very few blinded soldiers are seen in the streets of Paris nowadays. The fortunate ones are learning trades not requiring sight in the French Government’s available institutions. The rest, helpless and despondent, sometimes even to the verge of suicide, are being cared for in the homes of friends and relatives. Whenever one of these blind men appears in the street he is saluted by almost every pedestrian. This custom, too, though beautiful, is pathetic, since the objects of the honor cannot of course perceive the mark of respect which is being paid to them....
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Title: Teaching The War's Blind
Creator: Cora Parsons Kesseler (author)
Date: July 21, 1916
Format: Letter
Publication: The New York Times
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Advocacy; Blind; Education; Employment; France; Health & Medicine; Hospitals; Institutions; Labor; Lighthouse For The Blind; Medicine; Paris, France; Permanent Blind War Relief Fund; Sensory Disability; Service Organizations; Veterans; Veterans & Military; Vocational Rehabilitation; War
Topics: Government, Policy & Law; Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Social Movements & Advocacy