Lyndhurst: Canada's First Rehabilitation Centre for People with Spinal Cord Injuries, 1945-1998 by Geoffrey ReaumeLyndhurst: Canada's First Rehabilitation Centre for People with Spinal Cord Injuries, 1945-1998 by Geoffrey Reaume

Lyndhurst: Canada's First Rehabilitation Centre for People with Spinal Cord Injuries, 1945-1998

byGeoffrey Reaume

Hardcover | April 16, 2007

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Only recently have the voices of the disabled - the personal experiences of people with disabilities - been included in medical history. Lyndhurst marks an important contribution to disability and medical history by providing first-person accounts of patients, staff, and disability activists at Lyndhurst Lodge in Toronto in post-war Canada. Lyndhurst was the first facility in Canada to focus solely on people with spinal cord injuries, eventually also treating people with related disabilities, such as polio. Geoffrey Reaume details the changes in treatment of paraplegia and quadriplegia that allowed more people to survive and to return to the community, the evolution of social policies that emphasized greater inclusiveness in society for people with physical disabilities, and the role of disability activism in helping to advance these changes.Lyndhurst is the first Canadian history to trace these developments through the mid to late twentieth century. It is a timely reminder of the past role of government, the health care sector, and disability activists in shaping disability social policies.
Geoffrey Reaume is assistant professor, critical disability studies, York University, and the author of Remembrance of Patients Past: Patient Life at the Toronto Hospital for the Insane, 1870-1940.
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Title:Lyndhurst: Canada's First Rehabilitation Centre for People with Spinal Cord Injuries, 1945-1998Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:April 16, 2007Publisher:McGill-Queen's University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0773532129

ISBN - 13:9780773532120

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