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August 11, 1945

Health Research in Industry

JAMA. 1945;128(15):1131. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860320073034

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This bulletin contains a series of papers presenting the views of the Medical Research Council and of management, medicine and trade unions on the present state of organization and desirable evolution of industrial health services. The opinions expressed indicate that at least in respect to health matters not much controversy remains. Neglect of manpower is poor business—and there no longer is room in competitive industry for the bad manager. Labor asks for liberalization of occupational disease benefits, better working environment and intensified research. The organization and early experiences of the Department of Research on Industrial Medicine of London Hospital are described, as is also the work of the applied psychology unit of Cambridge University.

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