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The U.S. Role in International Disability Activities: a history and a look towards the future

Groce, N; (1992) The U.S. Role in International Disability Activities: a history and a look towards the future. [Book]. Rehabilitation International/World Institute on Disability/World Rehabilitation Fund: New York, NY, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

This study presents an introduction to U.S.involvement in the field of international rehabilitation and disability. Oral history interviews were conducted with 21"distinguished elders" in the field. an oral history conference with 18 of the elders was held and documented, and written sources were reviewed. The study includes:(1) a history of the field (Chapters I,II and III);(2) a compilation of recommendations for the future based upon the ideas and suggestions of the distinguished elders;"(Chapter IV) and (3)a series of short biographies of the 21"distinguished elders." The history begins with the passage of thePoor Relief Act of 1601 in England, which was American law during thecolonies' existence, and continues through 1990 addressing:governmental policies, public attitudes, international exchange ofideas, technological advancements, effects of wars, disabilityrights, development of rehabilitation centers, and efforts ofinternational organizations. In chapter IV the recommendations focuson improved national coordination efforts, training of personnel,andinternational cooperation. Brief biographies are then presented ofBell Greve, Henry H. Kessler, Howard Rusk, and Mary Switzer. Following this, biographies of the "distinguished elders" are presented: Norman Acton; Irving Blumberg; Elizabeth Monroe Boggs;lames Burress; Francis Connor; Gunnar and Rosemary Dybwad; Herman I.Flax; William Gallagher; Mervin Garrettson; James Garrett; Ignacy Goldberg; Joseph LaRocca; Virginia Grace (Gini) Laurie; Romaine Pryor Mackie; William P. McCahil1; Harold John Russell; Henry Viscardi,Jr.; Helen Payne Wilshire Walsh; Dorothy Warms; Harold Wilke; and Donald Von Stein Wilson.

Type: Book
Title: The U.S. Role in International Disability Activities: a history and a look towards the future
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the version of record. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: USA, disability, international
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Population Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Epidemiology and Public Health
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10107827
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