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January 31, 1942

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JAMA. 1942;118(5):382. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830050044016

BUSINESS WOMEN PROMOTE HEALTH EXAMINATIONS  The National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs, Inc., under the presidency of a physician and with a health advisory committee under the chairmanship of a physician, and with one additional medical member, one dental member and three lay members, has issued a leaflet entitled "Are You Fit for the Job?"1 This pamphlet explains the health appraisal project of the federation, recommending an annual physical examination for every business and professional woman. The pamphlet analyzes the importance of health and fitness for the job. It sets forth three health ratings—the ideal, which is never wholly attainable; the actual, which is "often far below that which is possible and practicable for the individual," and the attainable, "the health that one might have with the normal appreciation and realization of health that is reasonably available for the individual." The pamphlet reproduces a health appraisal form

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