With An Eye to the Past -1940s to 1950s
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Backwards Slide 25 of 27 Forward

When asked to summarize the Department of Public Welfare's major achievements from 1955 to 1960, Dr. David Vail, medical director, singled out the volunteer services of over 2,000 individuals.

He also noted that the number of special education classes available in the state had increased to 32 classes for children with the lowest IQs and 380 classes for those with "educable" diagnoses.

Dr. Vail was a leader in the area of human rights and finding ways to improve conditions in the state institution system.


Dr. David Vail


Dr. David Vail
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