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January 27, 1945

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1945;127(4):227-232. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860040037013

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Abstract

ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF SECRETARIES AND EDITORS OF CONSTITUENT STATE MEDICAL ASSOCIATIONS 

Saturday Morning Session, November 18  Dr. D. L. Cannon, Montgomery, Ala., Presiding(Continued from page 169)

Medical Attitudes, Opportunities and Responsibilities in a National Fitness Program  Dr. J. W. Wilce, Columbus, Ohio: We have in America today a challenging movement to improve the health and fitness of our people. This new program is full of vital potentialities, and progress has already been made. The medical profession you represent is deeply concerned. In this war, as in World War I, the high percentage of rejections for service startled America. Following World War I new laws were passed in thirty-six states which required physical education and health education in the public schools. The requirements ranged from forty minutes to three hundred minutes a week. We

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