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The year 1951 marks the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Joint Committee of the American Medical Association and the National Education Association on Health Problems in Education. First created in 1911, at the suggestion of the American Medical Association, the Committee has been functioning continuously since that time, bringing together the appointed delegates of the professions of medicine and education. In general its function is to consider principles and policies and to make recommendations on problems of mutual concern affecting the health of school children and youth.
The most harmonious relations have been established between the two great associations. Without official formula it has become the custom to alternate the annual meetings of the Committee between the two headquarters offices in Chicago and Washington, D. C., and to alternate the chairmanship of the group between a physician and an educator. Interim activities are carried on by subcommittees, which
FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY ON HEALTH PROBLEMS IN EDUCATION. JAMA. 1951;145(1):36–37. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920190038014