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March 13, 1943


JAMA. 1943;121(11):848-874. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840110050021

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ANNUAL CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL HEALTH  Fifth Annual Meeting, held in Chicago, Jan. 11-13, 1943Dr. Stanley J. Seeger, Milwaukee, PresidingJanuary 11—Morning

Report of the Council on Industrial Health  Dr. Stanley J. Seeger, Milwaukee: The necessity of coordinating activities of those interested in industrial health has reached a critical point. The shifting of large numbers of the population, the problems of housing and nutrition and the new hazards which are introduced by tremendous industrial expansion have all contributed to make the situation more complex. The essential medical character of industrial health problems and the necessity of medical guidance in their solution have remained a basic principle the soundness of which has become more and more apparent. The war has emphasized the fact that the American worker occupies a position which is superior to that of any other worker in the world when considered from the social, economic,

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