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May 31, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(5):486. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930220076018

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In the Organization Section of this issue of The Journal there is an important statement from the World Medical Association. It concerns the International Labor Organization and certain fundamental principles for medical care. This organization is showing signs of increasing interest in medical care, and the members of the medical profession should be aware of this interest and the ways in which it might be made plainly evident in their countries. During June a conference will be held by the International Labor Organization in Geneva, and it is possible that from this meeting there may stem recommendations not in keeping with the principles for which American medicine has long fought. According to the statement issued by the World Medical Association, physicians in the United States are not alone in their desire to preserve freedom for patients and themselves; physicians elsewhere in the world have the same concern. Therefore, the medical

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