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In this text on the adjustment of patients to physical handicaps, each of twelve chapters deals with a specific handicap and summarizes its medical-physical aspects, its psychological implications, special considerations in psychological appraisal, management, and rehabilitation, and gives suggestions for research.
A summary of some of the chapters will suggest the wide scope of the text and the complexity of the problems in this field.
The intolerance of the community to the physically handicapped person is clearly set forth in the chapter on arthritis and rheumatism. Moderate arthritis is generally accepted if it is in the elderly, but the arthritic
Psychological Practices with the Physically Disabled.. Ann Intern Med. ;57:509–510. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-57-3-509
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1962;57(3):509-510.
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