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May 12, 1945

THE MEDICAL OFFICER AND FUTURE INDUSTRIAL MEDICAL PRACTICE

Author Affiliations

Surgeon General's Liaison Officer MEDICAL CORPS, ARMY OF THE UNITED STATES

JAMA. 1945;128(2):93-94. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.92860190004008
Abstract

Interest in the practice of industrial medicine has been constantly growing among the medical profession. Since the war started there have of necessity been certain changes, especially a curtailment of qualified personnel. For purposes of future planning it is desirable to have an estimate of the likely status of industrial health in the future.

The Committee on Postwar Medical Service made a study of the future desires of medical officers. At the time the committee devised its questionnaire, arrangements were made for the inclusion of questions concerning industrial practice. A pilot questionnaire mailed to 3,000 medical officers included a number of questions concerning industrial practice; in the response to this inquiry a small number of men

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