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Excerpt from The Redemption of the Disabled: A Study of Programmes of Rehabilitation for the Disabled of War and of Industry
Out of the Great War have grown some permanent benefits to humanity, and among these perhaps the greatest is the prospect of emancipation for the physically disabled individual from thralldom of unhappy circumstance.
Prodigal as was the expenditure of men, even through the very squandering of man power itself, the fighting nations came to realize the value of the individual and the strength each individual, though disqualified for direct military service, could con tribute to the common cause and aim. Gradually there dawned a different and more enlightened con ception, based not solely upon the use that could be made of remaining assets of strength or skill left to the injured man, but upon justice to the man himself and to his dependents. This new and revolutionizing conception the United States has been first among the nations to apply in all its broadest significance. The United States has initiated a comprehensive pro gramme for the benefit of and in justice to all its dis abled citizens, whether injured upon the firing line in battle or in civil employment contributing to the general community welfare.
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