A blunt and unsparing account of the restrictive world of the paraplegic as experienced by Terry McAdam who after a car...

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A blunt and unsparing account of the restrictive world of the paraplegic as experienced by Terry McAdam who after a car crash woke up in a Stryker frame with the gging misgivings that he was paralyzed from the waist down, and would never walk again. Moved to the Paraplegic Ward in a special Veterans' Hospital, here is this whole special environment of artificial appliances- of catheters, braces, trapezes, and ultimately wheel chairs. Here too are the boys who shared the ward with him -- the talk of the women they would never have; the escape in liquor- or drugs; while others found a philosophy of adjustment to their disabilities and determination to regain their partial but possible self-sufficiency and independence..... A candid and clinical record which will be inspiriting for other paraplegics and their families.

Pub Date: Feb. 10, 1954

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: -

Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: Feb. 1, 1954