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May 2, 1953


JAMA. 1953;152(1):50. doi:10.1001/jama.1953.03690010056015

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On page 68 in this issue of The Journal is a summary of the plan of the Office of Defense Mobilization for the distribution of gamma globulin for the prophylaxis of poliomyelitis, measles, and infectious hepatitis. While this plan was approved by the Health Resources Advisory Committee, the Office of Defense Mobilization expects that some modification and supplementation of the plan will be necessary from time to time in the light of experience and existing circumstances. The U. S. Public Health Service has been delegated to distribute gamma globulin in accordance with policies established by the Office of Defense Mobilization, but the state or territory health officer will have full responsibility for the distribution of gamma globulin allocated to him by the Public Health Service. The private physician should request gamma globulin from the local health department or other health authority. The Office of Defense Mobilization also recommends that to

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