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In 1920 the Federal government, realizing a need for returning the disabled to productive employment, established the Vocational Rehabilitation Program. In 1941 the New York Heart Association established the first cardiac work classification unit in response to a demand by the New York State Employment Agency for a description of the functional capacity of cardiacs. Since then, 40 such units serving 2,000 patients have been established in the United States. These are oriented not only as a community service program, but also incorporate basic technics in examining the cardiac-pulmonary response to the stress of work. Since 1941 a small group
Cardiovascular Rehabilitation.. Ann Intern Med. ;48:1151–1152. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-5-1151_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(5):1151-1152.
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