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September 13, 1941

MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS

JAMA. 1941;117(11):939-943. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820370035015

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Abstract

OFFICE OF DEFENSE HEALTH AND WELFARE SERVICES IN THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT  MR. PAUL V. McNUTT APPOINTED DIRECTORFollowing is an executive order promulgated by the President, Sept. 3, 1941:By virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and statutes of the United States, and in order define further the functions and duties of the Office for Emergency Management of the Executive Office of the President with respect to the national emergency as declared by the President on May 27, 1941 for the purpose of assuring adequate health and welfare services to meet needs of the national defense program, it is hereby ordered:

  1. The term "health and welfare services" as used in this Order means all health, welfare, medical, nutrition, recreation, and related services including those aspects of education under the jurisdiction of the Federal Security Agency.

  2. There is established within the

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