SAMUEL ALCOTT THOMPSON, M.D., F.A.C.S.; MILTON J. RAISBECK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Rehabilitation is being emphasized more and more in the treatment of disabled patients. The National Council on Rehabilitation has proposed the following definition of rehabilitation: "the restoration of the handicapped to the fullest physical, mental, social, vocational and economic usefulness of which they are capable."1
In general there are six groups2 of the handicapped who need rehabilitation. They are: (1) the blind, (2) the deaf, (3) the neuropsychotic, (4) the tuberculous, (5) the orthopedic and, (6) the cardiacs. It is the purpose of this article to present our experience in the surgical rehabilitation of those cardiac patients who are crippled
THOMPSON SA, RAISBECK MJ. THE SURGICAL REHABILITATION OF THE CORONARY CRIPPLE1. Ann Intern Med. ;31:1010–1018. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-31-6-1010
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;31(6):1010-1018.
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