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March 9, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(10):841-847. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970450043012

FULL SPEED AHEAD!  Dwight H. Murray, M.D.If I were a singer, I might begin by singing "Happy Birthday." But since I am not, let me extend birthday greetings and congratulate the Council on Industrial Health on its 20th anniversary of outstanding service to the medical profession, industry, labor and the community.Today you are in the spotlight, not simply because it is your 20th anniversary, but, more important, because industrial health has become one of the most vital services influencing the health of the American people. How and why has industrial health gained this place of importance and influence? Let's take a quick look. Let's see what has developed in industrial health almost entirely within our lifetime—at least within my lifetime, anyway.

Development of Industrial Medicine  Aside from a few early Greek and Roman contributions to industrial medicine, it was Bernardino Ramazzini who in the 17th century foresaw the

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