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July 7, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(10):974-975. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970100040012

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PLAQUE IN HONOR OF DR. CARL PETERSON'S WORK WITH HANDICAPPED  President Eisenhower's Committee on Employment of the Physically Handicapped has given the American Medical Association a memorial plaque honoring the late Dr. Carl M. Peterson for his devotion "to the increased health, welfare and employment opportunity of his fellowman." Dr. Peterson was Secretary of the A.M.A.'s Council on Industrial Health for 17 years and served as chairman of the medical committee of the President's committee. He died last fall of injuries after a plane crash in North Carolina.The plaque was presented before the House of Delegates during the A.M.A.'s recent Annual Meeting in Chicago by Dr. Ross T. McIntire, former chairman of the President's committee and retired surgeon general of the Navy. It was accepted on behalf of the Association by Dr. William P. Shepard, New York, Chairman of the Council on Industrial Health. The plaque reads in part:

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