Gingras, Dr. Gustave
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Ladies Day. 1970-1980 declared "The Decade of Rehabilitation" by the International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled at the Eleventh World Congress held in Dublin, September, 1969. Projects and major objectives outlined among the finest and most constructive initiatives ever undertaken. Canadians' duty to assist in any way possible to assure the practical and productive realization of these important objectives. The tendency of the various medical and surgical specialties to work independently in the field of rehabilitation. The need to work together to exchange information amongst scientists, professionals, and lay people. A brief outline of the work of organizations such as the International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled, UNICEF, The League of Red Cross Societies, Save the Children Fund and many other national and international lay and governmental agencies. Recommendations from the Committee on Guidelines for the Future in Medicine of the International Society for Rehabilitation of the Disabled. Gains in developing countries. Discussion of various solutions for developing countries. Recommendations with regard to training in developing countries. Three areas of possible research orientation. Some broad recommendations from the Committee on Guidelines. Some quoted remarks from Lester B. Pearson on offering technical and other aid to developing countries. The speaker's visit to the Canadian Rehabilitation Centre in Viet Nam.