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March 27, 1943

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JAMA. 1943;121(13):1094. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840130108015

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THE NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PLANNING FOR WAR AND POSTWAR MEDICAL SERVICES  More than seven hundred and fifty physicians and leaders in allied medical industries assembled in New York on March 15 to attend a Conference on Planning for War and Postwar Medical Services. The program served to focus the attention of the medical profession and the interested public on the nature of the problems peculiarly medical which will confront all the world, but particularly the medical profession of the United States, in the postwar period. The morning session was devoted to tropical diseases, especially malaria, influenza and the problems of nutrition. The afternoon session concerned medical and surgical supplies, personnel and research. At the dinner addresses were delivered by Mr. Basil O'Connor as president of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis and president of the Finlay Institute of the Americas; Mr. Fred Keppel of the Carnegie Foundation; Richard Allen of the Red Cross, who has just returned from a trip to North Africa and the Near East ; Mr. Nelson Rockefeller, Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs, and Dr.

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