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The Resource War's waste : rehabilitation in World War I America, Beth Linker

War's waste : rehabilitation in World War I America, Beth Linker

Label
War's waste : rehabilitation in World War I America
Title
War's waste
Title remainder
rehabilitation in World War I America
Statement of responsibility
Beth Linker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
With U.S. soldiers stationed around the world and engaged in multiple conflicts, Americans will be forced for the foreseeable future to come to terms with those permanently disabled in battle. At the moment, we accept rehabilitation as the proper social and cultural response to the wounded, swiftly returning injured combatants to their civilian lives. But this was not always the case, as the author reveals in this book. In it, she explains how, before entering World War I, the United States sought a way to avoid the enormous cost of providing injured soldiers with pensions, which it had done since the Revolutionary War. Emboldened by their faith in the new social and medical sciences, reformers pushed rehabilitation as a means to "rebuild" disabled soldiers, relieving the nation of a monetary burden and easing the decision to enter the Great War. The author's narrative moves from the professional development of orthopedic surgeons and physical therapists to the curative workshops, or hospital spaces where disabled soldiers learned how to repair automobiles as well as their own artificial limbs. The story culminates in the postwar establishment of the Veterans Administration, one of the greatest legacies to come out of the First World War
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Linker, Beth
Dewey number
362.1086/970973
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
UB363
LC item number
.L56 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2011 H-002
  • WB 320
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1914-1918)
  • Disabled veterans
  • World War, 1914-1918
  • Medical rehabilitation
  • Disabled Persons
  • Veterans
  • Disabled Persons
  • Military Medicine
  • World War I
  • History, 20th Century
  • Disabled veterans
  • Medical rehabilitation
  • Veterans
  • United States
  • United States
Label
War's waste : rehabilitation in World War I America, Beth Linker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The roots of rehabilitation -- The problem of the pensioner -- Reconstructing disabled soldiers -- A new female force -- Maximalist medicine at Walter Reed -- The limb lab and the engineering of manly bodies -- Propaganda and patient protest -- Rehabilitating the industrial army -- Walter Reed, then and now
Control code
000155017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780226482538
Lccn
2010045280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155017
  • (OCoLC)666234989
Label
War's waste : rehabilitation in World War I America, Beth Linker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The roots of rehabilitation -- The problem of the pensioner -- Reconstructing disabled soldiers -- A new female force -- Maximalist medicine at Walter Reed -- The limb lab and the engineering of manly bodies -- Propaganda and patient protest -- Rehabilitating the industrial army -- Walter Reed, then and now
Control code
000155017
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
291 pages
Isbn
9780226482538
Lccn
2010045280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 155017
  • (OCoLC)666234989

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