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February 26, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(9):729-731. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950260035011

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CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL HEALTH  Labor, management, government, and medicine were well represented at the 15th annual Congress on Industrial Health just completed in Washington, D. C. The general theme was medicine in an industrial society, with particular attention to the generation of new demands on professional groups involving a wide range of difficult technical and social problems. Hope was expressed that relations can be improved between these interests and on a realistic basis that will permit agreement on many worthy common objectives.Industrial health was described as a major factor in community health, and it was stated that industrial health needs better integration into the total community health picture. The present status of the working population was appraised, and representatives of industrial medicine, nursing, hygiene, and official health agencies presented blueprints of essentials for better performance. The industrial medical profession holds many clues to important aspects of medical economics,

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