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December 20, 1947


JAMA. 1947;135(16):1091. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890160049020

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To the Editor:—  I have just returned from a trip to England and Continental Europe, having made the visit as a representative of the American Rheumatism Association. I was directed to invite the rheumatologists of Great Britain and Europe to attend the 1949 meeting of the American Rheumatism Association. I was privileged to go as the American representative to the European Congress held at Copenhagen last September.There is a situation among the physicians of England which has given me no small concern. From my own experience among the English people and especially among the physicians, with many of whom I became well acquainted, I know that a number are suffering from the want of clothing and good food, particularly food in the form of fats, proteins and carbohydrates. After I became rather well acquainted with some of the English physicians, they confessed to me that they were worried over

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