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August 4, 1951

SWEDEN

JAMA. 1951;146(14):1338-1339. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670140064022

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Abstract

Medical Preparations for War.  —In the fall of 1950, representatives of the leading medical societies in Sweden agreed to hold a joint meeting at which the medical profession would be informed of plans for various problems in the event of World War III. This meeting materialized on April 13-14, 1951, and was attended by some 500 doctors and many laymen with important duties arising from totalitarian warfare. At this meeting, lectures were given by experts on one or other of the 12 following items: treatment of shock and burns, blood transfusion, radiological lesions caused by atomic bombs and radioactive weapons, chemical and bacteriological warfare, principles governing surgical treatment, detonation lesions, inanition due to war injuries, infectious diseases under war conditions and mass migration, psychological defense measures and control of panic, and organization of warfare psychiatry.The organ of the Swedish Medical Association, Svenska Läkartidningen, has undertaken to publish these lectures

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