DONALD A. COVALT, M.D.
Patients with hemiplegia constitute one of the largest groups of persons suffering from chronic neurologic defects. It has been estimated that there are more than 1,000,000 at any one time in the United States.1
As physicians, we have carefully treated the acute condition. If the patient survived, we have sent the patient home with little or no instruction as to his further care and rehabilitation. Some of these patients have been able to teach themselves to walk and have been able to resume a fairly normal life. At the Institute of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, we have found that many
COVALT DA. REHABILITATION OF THE PATIENT WITH HEMIPLEGIA1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:940–943. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-5-940
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