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August 10, 1940

PROGRAM FOR INDUSTRIAL HEALTH IN STATE AND COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETIES

JAMA. 1940;115(6):427-429. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810320007003
Abstract

Sometimes it is a pleasure not to have to begin at the beginning. In a speed-up era such as this is, I find it gratifying to be able to streamline the work of the Council on Industrial Health of the American Medical Association into one phrase, justly stating that its foundation work is so fine and familiar to all of us that we can move immediately to our problem at hand; that is, the setting up of committees on industrial health in the state societies and in the county societies.

Predicated on the good will of society presidents and boards of directors, these state committees spring easily and simply into being. And yet we know that only two thirds of our state societies have committees on industrial health, perhaps because there are still those in office among us who carry over into the present the old umbrage against the so-called

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