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For more than two years the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association had under consideration the advisability of establishing a council the function of which would be to deal with matters pertaining to occupational diseases and other phases of the subject of industrial health.
A committee of the Section on Dermatology and Syphilology has for several years interested itself in the problems growing out of the widespread incidence of industrial dermatoses, and at the Kansas City session in 1936 a resolution was submitted to the House of Delegates by Dr. A. R. McComas of Missouri, requesting the Board of Trustees to continue and enlarge its study of industrial hygiene and occupational diseases and to provide for active participation in well directed efforts designed to effect better control of occupational disease.
In March 1937 a conference was held in Chicago, which was participated in by the members of the
THE COUNCIL ON INDUSTRIAL HEALTH. JAMA. 1937;109(24):1990. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780500046015