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December 15, 1951

THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON PHYSICIANS AND SCHOOLS

JAMA. 1951;147(16):1574-1575. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.03670330066021

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Abstract

The Third National Conference on Physicians and Schools was held at the Moraine Hotel, Highland Park, Ill., Nov. 6-8, 1951. The conference was sponsored by the American Medical Association through its Bureau of Health Education as the third in a series of conferences, the first two of the same nature having been held in 1947 and 1949.

State medical societies, state departments of education, state departments of health, and national health agencies were invited by the American Medical Association to send delegates to the meeting. One hundred eighty-three participants representing 129 agencies and organizations came from 35 states, Hawaii, and the District of Columbia to attend the conference. Forty consultants of national reputation in the fields of public health, public education and medicine served as discussion leaders. Several foreign visitors on tour of the United States attended as observers.

Five discussion groups considered specific aspects of health services for school

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