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APPENDIX B

Army Service Forces

NINTH SERVICE COMMAND
BAXTER GENERAL HOSPITAL
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON

Subject: Thoracic Therapy Exercises
To: The Patients of Baxter General Hospital

Greetings to all patients who have been brought to us by the hazards of war for the curative measures that may be applied to you. We consider that the opportunity to help you is a high honor. While you are with us, your welfare in all respects will be our sacred trust. No skill or facility will be spared to assure that when our efforts in your behalf have been completed you will leave in the best condition, knowing that nothing has been omitted which could be done.

To obtain the optimal results, we want you to know that you will have a large part of the task of restoring yourself to normal health. To accomplish the maximum benefit in the shortest time, there are two simple rules: namely, to embrace all helpful measures fully and discard all retarding influences. As in so many of life's activities, we profit from opportunities in proportion to what we put into them. And so it is in recovery from wounds or disease, your intelligent cooperation will repay you manyfold. This booklet deals with reconditioning measures designed for your special type of disability. The processes set forth have been carefully worked out by experts in the field, are basically and scientifically sound, and have been proven in thousands of cases to accomplish their intended purpose.

At Baxter, we have highly skilled specialists selected from the medical profession of the entire country and assigned here for the purpose of caring for the types of injury and disease of which yours is one. Associated with them and assisting them in their work are a host of professional and technical specialists in related fields of action, all human, like you and me, intensely interested and enthusiastic and nothing makes them happier than successful progress and recovery of the patients whom they have so earnestly and conscientiously labored to cure. Their sense of satisfaction and happiness over successful recovery is scarcely exceeded by the patient's.

(Signed) A. B. McKie
Colonel, MC
Commanding

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