Medicine: The Able Disabled

The war has provided many jobs in the U.S. for the crippled and disabled. More and more of them are finding a place. In the Kaiser shipyards, for example, a paralyzed arm is no hindrance to I. L. Matthews, who walks under a crane to warn other workers to get out of the way. Deaf James Porter works as a burner in the noisy plate shop where nobody else can hear anyone speak either. Of some 5,000,000 U.S. cripples, it is estimated that 75% are employable—and of some 600,000 epileptics, 80%.

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