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July 19, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(3):182-184. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.72820290010006b

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"This war is going to be one of endurance. The weapons of sea power and industrial strength work silently, and only at rare intervals do they attract the headlines." These words of Lord Halifax give special prominence to the contention that the skilled worker has become of importance equal to that of the man under arms. Loss of working time by skilled and indispensable workers, no matter what the cause, must be classed in war times as casualties which require the mobilization of medical facilities for competent handling just as do those which occur in the field. This fact was brought before the medical profession and the public by the House of Delegates last year when the importance of medical service to the industrial worker was stressed and every facility of the American Medical Association was offered for the health and safety of the American people and the maintenance of

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