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July 6, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(1):49-51. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810270051015

COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS  Dr. Irvin Abell, Louisville, Ky., ChairmanDr. Charles A. Dukes, Oakland, Calif.Dr. Roy W. Fouts, OmahaDr. Stanley H. Osborn, Hartford, Conn.Dr. John H. O'Shea, Spokane, Wash.Dr. James E. Paullin, Atlanta, Ga.Dr. Walter G. Phippen, Salem, Mass.Dr. Fred W. Rankin, Lexington, Ky.Dr. Harvey B. Stone, BaltimoreDr. Samuel E. Thompson, Kerryville TexasEx Officio:Dr. Arthur W. Booth, Elmira, N. Y., Chairman Board of TrusteesDr. Austin A. Hayden, Chicago, Secretary Board of TrusteesDr. Nathan B. Van Etten, New York, President American Medical AssociationDr. Olin West, Chicago, Secretary American Medical AssociationDr. Morris Fishbein, Chicago, Editor Journal of the American Medical Texas Association

HEALTH AND MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS  THOMAS PARRAN, M.D.Surgeon General, U. S. Public Health Service WASHINGTON, D. CThe problem which concerns each of us today is what we can do to contribute to the safety of our country. Traditionally, as doctors and nurses, we have been servants of peace. When war did come, it was our job to patch up the wounds, ease the suffering of the wounded, and repair as best we could the damage done by shot and shell.

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