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March 29, 1941


Author Affiliations

Chairman, Industrial Advisory Committee, National Society for the Prevention of Blindness; Executive Director, Division of Industrial Hygiene, New York State Department of Labor NEW YORK

JAMA. 1941;116(13):1357-1360. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820130019006

Physicians are fortunate that they have in the American Medical Association a forum before which they can discuss some of the diverse and interesting problems in the field of the protection of life and the preservation of health in industry. The Council on Industrial Health has served, and no doubt will continue to serve, in directing the attention and efforts of an ever increasing number of physicians to the important problems of preventive medicine in industry. There begins to be a fuller realization of the importance of these problems to the medical profession, industry and the nation as a whole.

Under the chairmanship of Dr. Bartle, four phases of the problem of industrial ophthalmology are presented for consideration. The task set for me is an appraisal of the economic importance of visual disability in industry. Physicians are fortunate in having an opportunity to appraise this problem from several points of

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