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Rehabilitation Of The War Cripple
ONE of the major costs of war consists in the thousands of crippled and disabled men which are left in its train. In the past, such soldiers have been indemnified for their injuries and insufficiently at best by pension bounty or admission to soldiers' homes. In either instance, they have been relegated to a life of idleness and dependence. These circumstances tend to make for general demoralization, and the popular conception of the adult cripple as lazy, ill-mannered, and intemperate has too often had considerable basis of experience. This situation has been regarded as unfortunate but inevitable. The cripple has been considered as a helpless member of society, to be pitied and maintained, but to whom constructive assistance was not feasible....
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Title: Rehabilitation Of The War Cripple
Creator: Douglas C. McMurtrie (author)
Date: Circa 1918
Format: Pamphlet
Publisher: Red Cross Institute for Crippled and Disabled Men
Source: Available at selected libraries
Keywords: Alcohol; American Red Cross; Amputees; Assistive Technology; Cripple; Douglas C. McMurtrie; Employment; France; Germany; Hospitals; Industry; Institutions; Italy; Labor; Labor & Commerce; Medicine; Medicine & Science; Military; Physical Disability; Policy; Prosthesis; Public Health & Welfare; Rehabilitation; Social Welfare & Communities; Veterans & Military; Vocational Rehabilitation; War; WWI
Topics: Government, Policy & Law