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March 13, 1943

PROCESSING TECHNICS IN PHYSICAL EXAMINATION

Author Affiliations

Medical Director, Delco Remy Division, General Motors Corporation ANDERSON, IND.

JAMA. 1943;121(11):810-813. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110012004
Abstract

The success of the American production system is dependent on many factors, of which two extremely important ones are: (1) progression from one phase of assembly to the next and (2) elimination of repetitive operations. In a tour through a well organized industrial plant one is at once impressed with the fact that, while innumerable dissimilar operations are being done, an atmosphere of order pervades the whole with each step properly placed in sequence and essential to the completion of the finished product. This is necessary for two particular reasons: (1) the need for using available manpower to the best advantage and (2) the fact that waste motion (or material) represents an increased production cost which in a highly competitive market directly affects sales and profits. This is one essential difference between private industry and politically controlled or operated manufacturing units.

Although industrial medical practice has been a separate entity

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