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August 27, 1938

THE STUDENT SECTION of the Journal of the American Medical Association: Devoted to the Educational Interests and Welfare of Medical Students, Interns and Residents in Hospitals

JAMA. 1938;111(9):881-892. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790350121044

A School Health Program  DON W. GUDAKUNST, M.D. Dr.P.H. State Commissioner of Health LANSING, MICH.The greatest public health problem of this country is to supply adequate medical care to the people. This is not a problem of any one social, geographic, economic or age group. It is universal. Studies made by various agencies all reveal the need for more and better medical care. The condition is a challenge to the public health and medical authorities. It is not my purpose to discuss the various proposed and attempted methods claimed to afford a solution of the condition, nor is it my purpose to do more than superficially analyze certain aspects of the problem. But I shall point out one of the ways whereby, here in Detroit, we are meeting this need.There are in this community more than two thousand physicians licensed and qualified to practice medicine for nearly two