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War, Politics, and Philanthropy The History of Rehabilitation Medicine by Richard Verville
  

War, Politics, and Philanthropy The History of Rehabilitation Medicine

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War, Politics, and Philanthropy The History of Rehabilitation Medicine by Richard Verville

War, Politics, and Philanthropy: The History of Rehabilitation Medicine describes the development of this remarkable field of medical care from its inception in WWI and WWII through its dramatic expansion during the 1980s, as stimulated by the Medicare program. The book vividly describes how the field developed in response to the need for care and rehabilitation of wounded soldiers, disabled veterans, and members of the workforce in the 1940s and 1950s. It focuses on the leadership and contributions of statesman Bernard Baruch, civil servant extraordinaire Mary Switzer, physicians Henry Kessler, Frank Krusen, and Howard Rusk, and the professional and disability associations with which they collaborated. The book ends with the crescendo of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which embodied the vision and goals of rehabilitation medicine since the 1960s.

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An absolutely brilliant compendium of history, medicine, politics, leadership and compassion. It adds great value to living with a disability in America today. -- John Kemp, winner of the prestigious Betts Award for leadership in disability Verille provides an excellent account of the confluences that brought rehabilitation medicine into the forefront during the last century, and of the specialty's relevance to the 21st century... This book tells a story that is not necessarily based on chance or vision, but rather on the serendipitous nature of history, along with a willingness to risk and collaborate. Those in medicine and allied health professions will find it an account well worth reading. Recommended. CHOICE, April 2010 In my opinion, no book - even in the future - could be more comprehensive than this about the development of the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation?Richard Verville has written a book that will be the significant and accurate history of the growth of this innovative and much needed (though frequently ignored) field of medicine... -- Henry Betts, M.D., past president and chair of the Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, past president of the American Congress of Reh In my opinion, no book - even in the future - could be more comprehensive than this about the development of the specialty of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation...Richard Verville has written a book that will be the significant and accurate history of the growth of this innovative and much needed (though frequently ignored) field of medicine. -- Henry Betts, M.D., past president and chair of the Board of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, past president of the American Congress of Reh


About the Author

Richard Verville is a lawyer at the firm of Powers Pyles Sutter and Verville and has represented health care and rehabilitation medicine organizations for thirty-five years. He received the AMA Citation of Distinguished Service in 2004, the Gold Key Award of the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine in 1979, the Kessler Institute Henry Kessler Human Dignity Award in 1997, and the American Diabetes Association Charles H. Best Award for Distinguished Service in 1988. He is the author of many journal articles on rehabilitation laws, legislation, policy, and history.

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Publication date

22nd September 2009

Author

Richard Verville

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Publisher

University Press of America

Format

Paperback
290 pages

Categories

Complementary medicine

ISBN

9780761845942

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