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January 30, 1937

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1937;108(5):403-408. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780050059021

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Dec. 26, 1936.

Antigas Preparations  The extent of the preparations being made by the government against air raids on this country are not encouraging to those who hope for European peace. The latest is the issue by the Air Raids Precautions Department of a circular to local authorities outlining the scheme of antigas instruction for medical, dental and veterinary practitioners, students and nurses. The circular emphasizes the importance of bringing it about that physicians are conversant with antigas measures not only from the point of view of securing skilled treatment of gas casualties but also for the moral effect in enabling the public to look on their medical advisers as qualified to assist and advise in case of need. Accordingly fourteen physicians have been trained at the Civilian Anti-Gas School for the purpose of giving instruction to the medical, dental, veterinary and nursing professions. These

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