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June 21, 1941


JAMA. 1941;116(25):2773-2774. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820250039012

Two important elements must be considered in any plan for widespread extension of preventive industrial medicine and surgery to factories, mines, mercantile establishments and other industrial classifications. One is the creation of a demand for such service by plants of all types and sizes, and the other is assurance of ready availability of trained personnel competent to carry out the objectives of industrial health. Much carefully planned educational effort is needed both for physicians and for industrialists. Recent practical experience suggests that at least in the initial stages these two groups may be instructed together. Evidently by such practice each is likely to gain a better appreciation of the part the other must play if any appreciable results are to occur in the reduction of lost-time disability on a basis which the average employer can and will support. The National Association of Manufacturers recently sponsored a series of industrial health