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December 20, 1941


JAMA. 1941;117(25):2170. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820510058016

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Under the section on Medical Preparedness in this issue of The Journal appears a special announcement from the Office of Civilian Defense on the relationship of emergency medical service to control centers. Last week the Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association mailed to all hospitals reprints of two bulletins which have been issued by the Medical Division of the Office of Civilian Defense. These were published in The Journal under the heading of Medical Preparedness on August 30 and November 22. Those hospitals which have not received the bulletins should communicate at once with the Office of Civilian Defense. The outlines supplied, together with the information which appears in our current issue, give all the information needed for complete cooperation.

The significant steps include the following:

  1. State and local authorities who have not done so should at once appoint state and local chiefs of

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