TITLE

Prosthetics in the VA: Past, Present, and Future

AUTHOR(S)
Downs Jr., Frederick
PUB. DATE
February 2008
SOURCE
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Feb2008, Vol. 134 Issue 2, p56
SOURCE TYPE
Conference Proceeding
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), which has provided prosthetic devices to America's combat wounded since World War II. It is reported that the VA Prosthetic Service has provided a vast array of prosthetics to assist 1.5 million veterans. It is further reported that America's veterans receive the best prosthetic care in the world. The VA has been a Cabinet-level agency since 1989.
ACCESSION #
31170069

 

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