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October 7, 1933

Medical Relations Under Workmen's Compensation. A Report Prepared by the Bureau of Medical Economics, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1933;101(15):1178. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740400064033

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Abstract

Workmen's compensation laws, regulations and court decisions have been the subject of many articles and reports. This report of the Bureau of Medical Economics is the first study of workmen's compensation in the United States in which an attempt has been made to trace from the beginning of workmen's compensation laws the relation of the medical to other phases of compensation administration.

The evolution of the present system of compensation is traced in chapter I. Chapter II is devoted to a discussion of the prevention of accidents. Attention is drawn to a shifting attitude toward accident prevention from great emphasis, in former years, on the care and maintenance of equipment to the present growing attention to the human element in industry.

One chapter is devoted to a description of the evolution of administration of workmen's compensation. In this discussion particular attention is given the insurance carriers. It is pointed out

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