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February 4, 1950

Current Comment

JAMA. 1950;142(5):344. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910230046014

RESEARCH COUNCIL FOR ECONOMIC SECURITY  The Research Council for Economic Security is a Chicago organization established in 1945 to prepare factual studies in the field of social security. It has published almost eighty studies on major phases of social and economic security, of which more than twenty-five are concerned with health and related problems. Single copies are available without charge. The independence of the council and the integrity of its research have aided acceptance of its findings. Propaganda and politics do not have any part in its work, and its publications have become acceptable for educational and legislative purposes. Medical societies and individual physicians, civic bodies, labor groups, chambers of commerce, editors, commentators and others have made frequent use of the studies. Recently the council completed a survey of employee benefit plans in twelve metropolitan areas in the United States. Based on some 6,500 returns, this nationwide summary is probably

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