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April 30, 1955


Author Affiliations


Chairman of the Board, Standard Oil Company (Ind.).

JAMA. 1955;157(18):1590-1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950350004002

This conference was comprised of leaders in medical education and physicians in industry sitting down to discuss mutual problems with representatives of the business community. The latter group, whom I represent, listened with profit to Ward Darley, president of the University of Colorado, as he has told of today's role of the medical school, and to Dr. Vonachen, with his wide experience of medicine in industry. I wish I could be as helpful and constructive in presenting the thinking of business as it relates to the medical problem. As a spokesman for management, it is with great satisfaction that I point out that corporate management has made much progress in our business generation, recognizing values and responsibilities in the conduct of its affairs that were undreamed of by our predecessors. This shift in emphasis is one of the most significant achievements of the American business community in the past 20

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