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January 26, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(4):263-264. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970390039016

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A recent item in The Journal announcing the availability of a publication, "Absence from Work Due to Non-Occupational Illness and Injury" (November 3, page 980), has resulted in a rush of requests for copies. The interest displayed in this report by the Committee on Medical Care for Industrial Workers, a joint committee of the Council on Medical Service and Council on Industrial Health, is not surprising. It is a reflection of the concern that the medical profession, industry, labor, and community organizations have shown in one aspect of the employee's relationship to his job that has far-reaching implications and effects not only on the individual and his family but on the entire economy.

The report, which constitutes the proceedings of a conference held last January in Detroit as part of the 16th Annual Congress on Industrial Health, contains the remarks of 22 panel members, most of them physicians, who participated

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