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December 6, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(23):1981. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820490055018

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Because industrial health is a necessity in defense production, the problems of maintenance of health in industry continue to grow in importance and extent. Many physicians are beginning to express interest in industrial appointments not only as a direct contribution to preparedness but because they sense values in industrial health which provide opportunity for interesting and beneficial professional careers. The program of the fourth annual Congress on Industrial Health, which is published in the Organization Section of this issue of The Journal, is designed to intensify this interest and to attract the attention of the profession as a whole to those aspects of industrial practice for which medical leadership and initiative are required. Industrial physicians cannot shoulder the responsibility alone; it is equally the concern of physicians in private general practice and in the specialties.

The training of physicians for satisfactory medical service in industry still is encountering obstacles through

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