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August 4, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;128(14):1041-1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860310055019

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Abstract

LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)July 7, 1945.

Central Medical War Committee of British Medical Association Thanked by the Government for Its Services  On the termination of the warin Europe Mr. Willink, minister of health, has thanked the Central Medical War Committee of the British Medical Association for its valuable help and cooperation during the past six years. He says that its task, readily undertaken at the outbreak of war, assumed a magnitude and complexity greater than could have been foreseen, but its members shouldered the work with determination and efficiency. Their first duty was to provide the practitioners necessary for the medical needs of the armed forces. This was indeed a positive contribution to victory. He knew the difficulties of weighing the counterclaims of civilian needs in general practice, hospitals, public services, teaching, research and other fields. As the war lengthened and civilian medical resources were progressively deleted, almost

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