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February 22, 1941

MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS

JAMA. 1941;116(8):709-713. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820080049015

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Abstract

PLANS FOR COORDINATION  Federal Security Administrator Paul V. McNutt has announced appointment of an interdepartmental advisory committee, composed of officials of various federal agencies working in the fields of health and welfare, to assist and advise him in coordinating all health, medical care, welfare, nutrition, recreation and related activities affecting national defense.The administrator said that the field staffs of various governmental agencies would also play an important part in securing effective coordination of these programs. He explained that he had established twelve federal regional advisory councils made up of the field representatives of all federal agencies participating in these activities and that he had designated the twelve regional directors of the Social Security Board as regional defense coordinators.These coordinators, he said, will act as chairmen of the regional advisory councils and maintain the relationships in these fields with the state defense councils in their respective regions.Mr. McNutt

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