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A recent item in The Journal announcing the availability of a publication, "Absence from Work Due to Non-Occupational Illness and Injury" (November 3, page 980), has resulted in a rush of requests for copies. The interest displayed in this report by the Committee on Medical Care for Industrial Workers, a joint committee of the Council on Medical Service and Council on Industrial Health, is not surprising. It is a reflection of the concern that the medical profession, industry, labor, and community organizations have shown in one aspect of the employee's relationship to his job that has far-reaching implications and effects not only on the individual and his family but on the entire economy.
The report, which constitutes the proceedings of a conference held last January in Detroit as part of the 16th Annual Congress on Industrial Health, contains the remarks of 22 panel members, most of them physicians, who participated
ABSENCE FROM WORK. JAMA. 1957;163(4):263–264. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970390039016