HOWARD A. RUSK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The service convalescent training program was born of necessity. With a general shortage of time and men in the early days of 1942, it was not feasible to wait for leisurely indolent convalescence and the time necessary for nature to take its course. The original program was started at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri in November 1942 after the great need was emphasized by Brigadier General Hugh Morgan on one of his early inspection trips.
Designed originally for the pre-combat sick or injured soldier, the program had a dual mission: first, to send the soldier-patient back to duty in the best possible
RUSK HA. REHABILITATION: WARTIME LESSONS APPLIED TO PEACETIME NEEDS1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:386–392. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-3-386
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(3):386-392.
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