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June 1, 1957

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1957;164(5):566-579. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980050056020
Abstract

OLD-AGE AND SURVIVORS INSURANCE DISABILITY PROGRAM  The Committee on Medical Rating of Physical Impairment of the Board of Trustees has been assigned as one of its tasks the review and study of developments under the disability program administered by the Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance. The information in the following pages relating to various aspects of this program has been obtained from reviewing the present law and statements of administrative policy and procedure issued by the Bureau of Old-Age and Survivors Insurance as well as from conferences with representatives of the bureau's staff and with members of its medical advisory committee—Ed.

Introduction  The primary purpose of this report by the Board of Trustees' Committee on Medical Rating of Physical Impairment is to inform the medical profession on certain aspects of the disability provisions in the Old-Age and Survivors Insurance ( OASI ) section of the Social Security Act. Although the

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