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This pamphlet contains a report of an international group of experts on the problem of the amputee and the methods "which have been or could be evolved for prevention of amputation and the reduction of disability resulting therefrom through proper rehabilitation." It represents the combined thinking of 14 representatives from 10 different countries, who are all experts in their fields. All but two of the participants are physicians, mostly orthopedic surgeons interested in amputees. A well known prosthetist and social worker are also on the panel.
The report opens with a discussion of the incidence, cause and prevention of amputations,
Amputees and Prostheses:. Ann Intern Med. ;44:585–586. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-44-3-585_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1956;44(3):585-586.
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