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June 22, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(8):917. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980080087026

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To the Editor:—  In the March 30, 1957, issue of The Journal, page 1139, the article "Is There a Doctor in the Plant?" reviewed some of the current activities of physicians devoting their efforts to occupational medicine.The article stated that among recent developments there was this: "In California, medical school seniors are being oriented in industrial health problems, and a postgraduate course in occupational medicine is being discussed." I would like to point out that, in 1954, the committee on education and training of the Industrial Medicine Association conducted a survey of the medical schools of this country to determine if instruction in industrial medicine was included in the undergraduate curriculum. Of 63 schools which were queried, 48 replied, and, of this number, 39, or 81%, include material relating to occupational health in their curriculum. The emphasis is on the fact that a great number of schools are teaching

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