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June 12, 1943

THE PLANNING OF MEDICAL SERVICE FOR PRESENT NEEDS AND FUTURE REQUIREMENTS: PRESIDENT'S ADDRESS

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ATLANTA, GA.

JAMA. 1943;122(7):411-414. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840240001001
Abstract

Those of us whose privilege it was to serve our country during the first world war and to observe in the past few years the gradual destruction of principles for which we fought now face a new world conflict. Those of us who have an opportunity now to participate in the defense of our nation must turn our attention to a study of medical needs during the present emergency and to planning for the postwar world. Such planning should consider the rehabilitation of mankind and the establishment of a permanent peace which will assure to every man, woman and child freedom of thought, freedom of action and liberty. Hate, despotism and tyranny should have no place in a postwar world dedicated to humanity. Medicine has a fundamental role and will assume an integral part in the establishment of enduring world peace. Without healthy minds and bodies, no nation of civilized

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