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June 30, 1945

THE ATTITUDE OF INDUSTRY TOWARD X-RAY EXAMINATIONS OF THE CHEST

JAMA. 1945;128(9):630-632. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860260004002
Abstract

Collectively, industry has no defined attitude on the use of x-rays as an aid in diagnosing diseases of the thoracic organs in employees and applicants for employment. Certain committees of the National Association of Manufacturers and the United States Chamber of Commerce favor the procedure and are promoting it, but they cannot be said to represent industry's attitude, although they do indicate the trend of industry's thinking.

Generally, the attitude of an individual plant in this matter is determined, or at least is influenced, by the position taken by the management's medical adviser, who might be the doctor in charge of the plant medical department, the neighboring physician who treats the injured employees, the manager's own personal physician or a close medical friend. Except for the differences in cost, the management's attitude on the purchase of x-ray equipment is about the same as it is on blood pressure outfits, electrocardiographs

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