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November 2, 1957


JAMA. 1957;165(9):1152-1153. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980270062015

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In making their thought pictures, the Chinese combine the character for danger and the character for opportunity to form the word picture that describes the word "crisis." Nothing would more aptly describe the situation now facing us in regard to Asian influenza vaccine.

The thought of government intervention in the practice of medicine is abhorrent to physicians generally. There was early agreement that the United States Public Health Service should not be called upon to control and allocate the Asian influenza vaccine and that it should follow the regularly established trade channels. In July, the A. M. A. Special Committee on Influenza urged state and local medical societies to take the necessary steps in combating the threat of an Asian influenza epidemic. The Committee recommended the appointment of state and local advisory committees to establish within communities priorities, so that individuals whose services are necessary to maintain essential basic community

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