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April 9, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(15):1314-1316. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950320044014

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ABSTRACT OF MINUTES OF MEETINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES  The Board of Trustees met on Feb. 4-5 in Chicago and on March 19-20 in Washington, D. C., and considered a variety of subjects. Those on which definite action was taken are listed below:

JOINT COMMISSION ON MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS  On recommendation of the Council on Mental Health, the Board approved of the establishment, in cooperation with the American Psychiatric Association and other organizations, of a Joint Commission on Mental Health and Illness with the following objectives: (1) to make a national survey of all aspects of the present status of the resources and methods of diagnosing, treating, and caring for the mentally ill and retarded, both within and outside of institutions, and for promoting mental health; (2) to formulate, on the basis of this survey, a feasible program for the fundamental improvement of methods and facilities for the diagnosis,

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