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May 7, 1927

Association News

JAMA. 1927;88(19):1487-1488. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680450031018

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DISASTER RELIEF  Special Report on Conference Relating to Health and Sanitation in Flooded DistrictThe Red Cross, through Dr. W. R. Redden, its director of medical relief, on April 27, called by telegraph a conference for April 28, at Memphis, Tenn., of all agencies engaged in medical relief in the Mississippi Valley flooded area. As chairman of the Committee on Disaster Relief of the American Medical Association, I was asked by the General Manager to attend the conference.There were invited to the conference, and present, the state health officers, or their representatives, of Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. There were also invited and present in person, or by representatives, the presidents of all the seven state medical societies. There were also present medical representatives from the fourth and seventh corps areas of the army, representatives of the United States Public Health Service, the president and the

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