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May 26, 1945

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JAMA. 1945;128(4):291. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860210047015

INDUSTRY NEEDS MEDICINE  Plant 1 of the Eastern Aircraft Division of General Motors Corporation is located at Tarrytown, N. Y. Recently the Westchester County Medical Society was invited to hold its regular monthly meeting at this plant. Two hundred and fifty members attended a most interesting session. Events included a tour of the plant, inspection of the facilities and methods employed in the medical department, and dinner in the plant cafeteria. During the formal program later a film on industrial hygiene was shown. The plant medical director described relations with the medical profession, and the chief medical consultant to the corporation described medicine's contribution to the war effort in terms of maintaining industrial manpower in good health and on the job. Here intelligent industrial management demonstrated its need for medical service. This medical requirement can and should be part of the fabric of community medical service and planning. The physicians