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October 22, 1927

RELATION OF AN INDUSTRIAL MEDICAL DEPARTMENT TO A COMMUNITY HEALTH PROGRAM

Author Affiliations

Medical Director, Eastman Kodak Company ROCHESTER, N. Y.

JAMA. 1927;89(17):1408-1413. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690170032010
Abstract

In the discussion of this rather broad subject of the relation of industrial medical work to community health, we must keep in mind, first, that a community health program is not a fixed routine but subject to development and growth. Second, all practicing physicians, consciously or unconsciously, intentionally or unintentionally, are ipso facto related to any community health progress, and the larger their sphere of contacts, the more significant is their relationship. Third, no single agency or group in any community is alone prepared or able to do everything that pertains to a community's health needs. Necessarily, certain needs in community health are supplied by private agencies and still others can and should be provided by health work in industry, as will be shown in the progress of this discussion.

MUNICIPAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS  Community programs have many angles, and no two are alike. First of all there is the municipal

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