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A patient's return to a useful and happy life may be due less to diagnostic skills brought to his disease than to some practical help from his physician. Dr. Heather has described the methods by which patients with hemiplegia, spinal cord lesions, arthritides, osteoporosis, and amputations can be helped to overcome the problems imposed by these disorders. He has not described the care of those disabilities, aside from loss of limbs, which follow surgical treatment—for example, colostomies and colonic "bladders." These omissions may be due to his bias as a physiatrist.
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Manual of Care for the Disabled Patient.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;54:1070. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-54-5-1070_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;54(5):1070.
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