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November 17, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;129(12):821-822. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860460045018

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Abstract

LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Oct. 13, 1945.

Improved Medical Services in Industry  Important recommendations for the training of medical officers, nurses and others concerned with the problem of health in industry are made in a report of the Education Committee of the Association of Industrial Medical Officers. The present facilities for the training of medical students arc described as extremely scanty in London and not much better in the provinces. The report suggests that in the future all medical students should be trained to recognize that the daily occupation of a patient, the economic effect of illness and the necessity for restoring earning capacity are all important aspects of everyday practice. Students should also receive special training in accident surgery, attend lectures on occupational medicine and spend at least three days in a factory where they can learn about the normal work of the industrial medical officer. All teaching

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