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May 1, 1948


JAMA. 1948;137(1):93. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890350095015

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)April 30, 1948.

President Truman to Address National Health Assembly  President Truman will address the May 1 banquet of the four day National Health Assembly called to obtain suggestions for the proposed ten year national health program. Federal Security Administrator Oscar R. Ewing said that between six hundred and seven hundred physicians and health specialists were expected to attend. The meeting will be in fourteen sections.

Course on Atomic Radiation Effects  A first class of twenty-seven physicians has completed studies at Walter Reed Medical Center which included instruction on effects on the human body of atomic radiation and bacteriologic warfare. The army described the sixteen week basic science course as "revolutionary." Guest faculty members included more than fifty leading physicians and researchers of the United States and Canada. Diplomas were presented at graduation exercises by Col. Walter

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