Education for the Disabled in War and Industry
Excerpt from Education for the Disabled in War and Industry: Army Hospital Schools; A Demonstration for the Education of Disabled in Industry In the world war, United States army hospitals used educational activities on an extensive scale as a new form of treatment for sick and disabled soldiers. The use of school activities for a curative purpose is unique in medicine and in education. Its novelty, the greatness of the occasion, the extent of the experiment, and its importance to education, to the military army, and to the greater industrial army, all demand an accurate record. The army hospital schools, or the educational service as it was called, was but part of the work known officially as the work of physical reconstruction in army hospitals. This monograph will be devoted exclusively to the educational service in United States army hospitals and to only such parts of it as are likely to have a bearing upon public education and upon the reeducation of those disabled in industry. The statistics and the charts in this monograph are cited from The Official Medical History of the War, the volume on Physical Reconstruction, by the author, then Major in the Sanitary Corps. The larger work contains a complete account of the work of physical reconstruction, the splendid achievements in physiotherapy, the organization, administration, detailed statistical tables, and chapters on special topics by eminent contributors. The statistics were compiled from official reports in the Surgeon General's Office. Miss Mary Carufel, Miss Ruth Pope, and Miss Emily Huger prepared the monthly statistical summaries from which tables of enrollments were compiled. Captain Charles Harlan, Sanitary Corps, and Captain Calvin P. Stone, Sanitary Corps, prepared the longer studies based upon the reconstruction registers and personnel records. Without this assistance and hearty cooperation, it would have been impossible to present the facts in concise and analytic form. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.