Civilian Public Service Unit worker massaging a patient's back

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  • After serving as an attendant at Duke Hospital and Highland Hospital, John Reibel took special training in physical therapy at Duke, and worked in the physical-therapy clinic. On October 27, 1942, Civilian Public Service (C.P.S.) Camp No. 61 was authorized as Duke Hospital under the direction of the department of neuropsychiatry. Under the program, conscientious objectors, known as C.P.S. workers, were assigned to assist in charting, keeping patient records, and clinical laboratory work.
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  • per00143
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