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April 6, 1957


JAMA. 1957;163(14):1260-1265. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970490058015

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SUMMARY OF THE 17TH ANNUAL CONGRESS ON INDUSTRIAL HEALTH  Remarkable progress in reducing health hazards and a 30% drop in accidental deaths from 1940 to 1955 were hailed as major contributions of industrial medicine during the 17th Annual Congress on Industrial Health held Feb. 4-6, in Los Angeles.This progress was cited in a keynote address by Dr. Dwight H. Murray, Napa, Calif., A. M. A. President. The Congress, attended by some 750 persons, was sponsored by the A. M. A.'s Council on Industrial Health and six other cooperating groups.During the Congress, the annual award of the President's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped was given to Dr. Rufus Baker Crain, Rochester, N. Y., because of his advice and assistance in the fields of physical demands, analysis, and rehabilitation of the handicapped, particularly those with heart disease. He is on the staff of the University of Rochester and

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