Medicine: Rehabilitating Airmen

When Dr. Howard A. Rusk got into the Army, he was appalled to see hospital convalescents lolling around with nothing to do. So the tall, good-looking Lieutenant Colonel, who used tu practice in St. Louis, teach at Washington University Medical School, got permission from his superiors to start a little recreation and reconditioning program for convalescents at Jefferson Barracks, Mo. He provided exercises graduated according to the sick soldiers' ability, and courses such as camouflage, airplane-model building, mathematics and (for illiterates) handwriting.

Air Surgeon General David Grant and General H. H. Arnold soon installed the system in all A.A.F. hospitals, with Dr....

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