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November 16, 1940

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JAMA. 1940;115(20):1735. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810460067022

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Committees to Consider Industrial Health  The U. S. Department of Labor has announced the appointment of four committees to consider accident, health, compensation and housing problems in the tri-state mining district of Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma. According to a release from the department, this is a leading area in the mining of zinc and lead. The committees will work out a joint program for remedial action for the better control of work hazards, particularly in reference to silicosis exposure and for improvement in the living conditions of miners, Jeff A. Robertson, commissioner, Kansas Department of Labor, is chairman of the committee on mine hazard control; Dr. Fred P. Helm, Topeka, secretary and executive health officer, Kansas State Board of Health, chairman of the committee on social and health problems; Associate Justice William A. Smith, Supreme Court of Kansas, chairman of the committee on workmen's compensation, and John A. Robinson, Miami,

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