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March 13, 1943


Author Affiliations

Health Director, American Telephone and Telegraph Company NEW YORK

JAMA. 1943;121(11):816-817. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110018006

The curative and the preventive treatment of disease, including all specific prophylactic measures, are functions of the physician. These functions, particularly those of immunization through the use of serums and vaccines, have been carried on in the home, the doctor's office, the clinic or the hospital, in connection with private practice; and in clinics and health services associated with public schools, colleges, public health departments and other public agencies, including the various military branches of the government. As a result of rapid developments in the field of industrial health, and particularly as a wartime measure, it is now necessary and desirable to give attention to these problems as they relate to the needs of the working population and to determine how best to organize and administer these preventive medical functions in industry.

To assist management and working forces, there are four professional groups that should be brought together in any

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