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March 13, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(11):773-782. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890280041014

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NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RURAL HEALTH  Third Annual Meeting, held in the Palmer House, February 6 and 7, 1948Dr. F. S. Crockett, Lafayette, Ind., PresidingFriday, February 6The conference on Rural Health of the American Medical Association was called to order at 9:45 a. m. by the Chairman, Dr. F. S. Crockett, Committee on Rural Medical Service, American Medical Association.

Chairman Crockett:  Our two previous annual conferences dealt with the need for better health facilities and health services in rural areas and sought to evolve technics that would secure this improvement in rural living. The common interest of doctors and farmers resulted in expanding our American Medical Association Committee on Rural Medical Service to include advisory members from the four larger farm organizations. This addition of advisory members from the farm groups has made possible a bilateral approach to all our common health problems free from any dominant unilateral

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