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May 1, 1954


JAMA. 1954;155(1):64-66. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.73690190008029

There are such a multitude of facets of this problem to be explored, if a physician desires to prepare himself for leadership in the civil defense program and to promote participation by all groups in civil defense organizations, that extreme difficulty is encountered in attempting to compartmentalize the manner in which these objectives are accomplished. Heretofore the task has been a long and tedious one. The physician entering the civil defense program for the first time at this late date will in no way encounter the many difficulties that pioneers in the program met with during the past four or five years. We now have varying degrees of efficiency in civil defense departments from the national down to the local level, and the physician can fit into these organizations readily.

IMPORTANT ATTRIBUTES FOR LEADERSHIP  The manner in which the physician develops the necessary leadership and encourages the required participation in

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