The Disabled Soldier Douglas C. McMurtrie

ISBN: 9781230274812

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

66 pages


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The Disabled Soldier  by  Douglas C. McMurtrie

The Disabled Soldier by Douglas C. McMurtrie
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 66 pages | ISBN: 9781230274812 | 6.80 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE NEWMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher.

Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V THE NEW SCHOOLHOUSE Once the disabled soldier has made the decision to carry on, he should be given the advantage of a course of training wisely planned and capably executed.

The plan of re-education is to train a man for a job in which he can perform one hundred per cent. efficiently in spite of his handicap, to find a process in the performance of which the disability will be no drawback whatever. With the wide variety of industrial processes today, it is entirely possible, with care and ingenuity, to find specific jobs which men with all types of handicap can follow. For the man with serious leg injury, there is sought a seated job- for the man with arm injury, work which can be done with one hand only- for the man with lung difficulty, outdoor employment- for the blind man, work in which the senses of hearing and touch are the primary essentials.

For even the most seriously disabled cases, well-paid jobs can be found. The manner in which the problem is approached can best be illustrated by several specific instances. A man with both legs off, if trained thoroughly as a linotype operator, can hold down his job and deliver as much product as his fellow workman with sound legs.

He comes to work in the morning, sits down on his chair, and need not get up from it until the close of the working day. The work is all done by. unhands.. In ishfejbb/js such a man disabled?, .: A man with one arm is trained as a painter and given a job in a furniture factory striping chairs, for which work he would use only one hand, even if both were sound. The man with lungs weakened by tubercular infection, gassing, or exposure, can be trained as a chauffeur and found a job at which he is in the open air all the time.

In this way, his health...



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