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Scientific Problems of Disabled Soldiers

    Naturevolume 101page316 (1918) | Download Citation



    WE commend to the attention of our readeis the April issue of Recalled to Life, a journal edited by Lord Charnwood, and devoted to “the care, reeducation, and return to civil life of disabled sailors and soldiers.” Its articles are written by men who are seeking for practical solutions of the problems presented by disabled soldiers—problems which are both medical and sociological. Half of the men who are wounded require special treatment for the restoration of movement to damaged limbs. Great military hospitals have been, and are being, established in various centres throughout the country for the treatment of these orthopaedic cases. The establishment of these great “orthopædic” centres has been accompanied by a real educative movement, in which surgeon and soldier have been equally involved. It is true that no new principle of treatment has been introduced; the old methods have been adapted to new conditions and applied on a scale, which no one had ever anticipated.

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