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July 28, 1962


JAMA. 1962;181(4):333. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050300053015

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The "team approach" to medical service for a community is evident in the field of occupational health. Private enterprise, in the guise of industrial management, hires physicians, with labor's approval, to engage in public health programs designed to protect the bread winner from occupational injuries and illnesses. This in essence is a meeting ground for physicians, workers, nurses, and executives acting as a "health team." In this environment the safety engineer, the industrial hygienist, the family physician, the nurse, and the physician find an opportunity to practice preventive medicine.

The same spirit of teamwork is in evidence when occupational physicians sponsor a Congress. The program (p. 343) of the AMA's Council on Occupational Health Congress, to be held in Boston, Oct. 2 and 3, is an excellent example. Speakers eminent in the industrial health field together with teachers in the New England schools will participate. The 22nd Annual Congress will

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