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Contributions of the Physical, Biological, and Psychological Sciences in Human Disability: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Steven M. Horvath, Ph.D.
AMA Arch Intern Med. 1960;105(5):820. doi:10.1001/archinte.1960.00270170158023.
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This publication is a significant contribution illuminating the many facets involved in evaluating human disability. Emphasis has been placed on the importance and the necessity of cooperation between many fields, indicating that at last more than lip service can be given to the concept of "evaluating the total organism." The need for coordinating the knowledge and special skills of engineers, physical chemists, physicians, biologists, etc., was beautifully emphasized. However, certain sections of this book present such scanty information that the reviewer wondered whether this was due simply to lack of concrete information or the more serious failure of communication and, therefore, indicated that the ultimate goal of intradisciplinary cooperation is still around the corner.

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