The Bronx

Crase, Cliff
December 2005
PN;Dec2005, Vol. 59 Issue 12, p9
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The article presents information on the work of James J. Peters in establishing the Paralyzed Veterans of America's image after the most dramatic encounters in the organization's history. The combination of photographer Co Rentmeester's stark black and white images and author Charles Childs's powerful text sparked a national outrage on a paper published in the organization's Life magazine. Facing many more battles, Peters led the charge in the ensuing years for the organization to capitalize on the Life magazine paper's success. One of his most important accomplishments, after two decades of effort, was convincing the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation to designate spinal-cord medicine an official subspecialty of expertise. Due to this, the Bronx VAMC is renamed as the James J. Peters Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in New York.


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