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October 21, 1961


JAMA. 1961;178(3):321. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040420061014

This is the title of a statement prepared by the Council on Occupational Health and published in the October issue of the Archives of Environmental Health. In keeping with the growing tendency to replace the term "industrial" with the term "occupational,"1 this title is used for the statement that supersedes the 1943 AMA statement entitled "Women in Industry." This earlier statement embodies recommendations made to the Council on Industrial Health (as the Council on Occupational Health was called at that time) by the Section on Obstetrics and Gynecology. Section chairman, Dr. H. Close Hesseltine, served as consultant in the preparation of the new statement, as did Dr. Anna M. Baetjer, of Johns Hopkins University. The latter's book, Women in Industry, published in 1946, is a classic in this field.

"Employed women constitute about a third of all females over the age of fourteen and about a third of the nation's

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