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BMJ 2000; 321 doi: (Published 04 November 2000) Cite this as: BMJ 2000;321:1164
  1. Gavin Yamey (
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    Rehabilitation teams aim to foster patients' independence after injury or illness. The model they use has its origins in the care of disabled soldiers after the world wars and is elegantly described on the University of Pennsylvania's website ( The sudden influx to the United States of young, acutely disabled soldiers returning from Europe drew attention to the medical and social problems …

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