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November 9, 1940

Current Comment

JAMA. 1940;115(19):1638-1639. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810450052020

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MEDICINE ORGANIZES FOR THE EMERGENCY  Elsewhere in this issue appears a statement from the Committee on Information of the Division of Medical Sciences of the National Research Council describing the organization of various committees and subcommittees of that division to deal with medical problems associated with the military and naval services. These agencies were developed following a request from the United States Army and Navy Medical Corps for assistance in standardization of certain medical phases of their work. Gradually some form is beginning to develop in relationship to the organization of medical service in the emergency. Apparently the Health and Medical Committee in the Council of National Defense will have the responsibility for coordinating all the various agencies which have been established. To the Committee on Medical Preparedness of the AmericanMedical Association has been assigned advice in the development of such personnel as may be required. The Division of

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