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February 3, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(5):338-339. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920230062020

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Help in Developing Civil Defense Plans.—  The facilities of the Public Health Service have been offered to states and territories in developing medical civil defense plans. Surgeon General Leonard Scheele sent a letter to that effect to the health directors of the states and territories after publication of the booklet Health Services and Special Weapons Defense by the National Security Resources Board. Dr. Scheele called attention to the section that designates the 10 regional offices, for the time being, as centers for technical assistance to the states in formulating, revising and maintaining civil defense health service plans. Regional Offices are maintained in Boston, New York, Washington, D. C., Cleveland, Chicago, Kansas City, Dallas, Denver, Atlanta and San Francisco.Study of Hypertensive Cardiovascular Disease.—A long term epidemiological study of arteriosclerotic and hypertensive cardiovascular disease is being conducted in Framingham, Mass., by the National Heart Institute of the Public

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