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The demand for more and better trained medical personnel in war industries, under both governmental and private control, is steadily becoming more insistent. The scarcity of competent industrial nurses, engineers and physicians accords with an early impression of the Committee on Medical Preparedness of the American Medical Association; one of the first resolutions of the committee called for prompt organization and adequate support of training facilities for physicians interested in this field. As reported elsewhere in this issue, the committee is prepared to supply some data on the experience, training and facilities of physicians who devote a substantial part of their time to industrial affairs. Obviously, such lists of physicians constitute a record of men already placed. No matter what their qualifications, they are available for service elsewhere only at the expense of industrial service in which they are already engaged.
The present emergency will undoubtedly be sufficient inducement for
AVAILABILITY OF TRAINED INDUSTRIAL PHYSICIANS. JAMA. 1941;116(13):1392. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820130054017