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December 4, 1954


JAMA. 1954;156(14):1334. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950140034015

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THIRD BITUMINOUS COAL CONFERENCE  Continued progress and cooperation between the medical profession and the United Mine Workers of America in providing better medical care in coal mining areas was reported at the third Conference on Medical Care in the Bituminous Coal Mine Areas held recently at Huntington, W. Va. The two-day conference, sponsored by the Committee on Medical Care for Industrial Workers of the American Medical Association, was attended by more than 80 representatives of the A. M. A., the United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund, and the state medical societies of Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.There was general agreement on the need for increased activity to recruit more well-qualified physicians in the coal mining areas, find ways and means to prevent the overuse of hospital facilities, develop closer liaison on the local level between physicians and the U. M. W. A., establish health educational programs

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