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May 1, 1943


JAMA. 1943;122(1):38-39. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840180040014

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This issue of The Journal is devoted largely to publication of the papers read before the National Conference on Planning for War and Postwar Medical Services, which was held in New York in March. Readers of The Journal will note that these papers provide a consideration of the problems of disease and nutrition which are likely to confront the postwar world, problems of personnel and materials and methods of administration of medical services. The purpose of that conference was to place on the table many of the questions which are now in the minds of those who are familiar with these subjects. The conference did not attempt nor did it propose to offer any plan for changing the nature of medical practice in the United States or for meeting world needs.

Any one with foresight realizes that there will be great changes in the postwar world. The medical profession does

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