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August 4, 1956


JAMA. 1956;161(14):1389-1390. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970140045013

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CONFERENCE ON MEDICAL CARE IN BITUMINOUS COAL MINE AREA  Methods of developing better liaison between the medical profession and the United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund, in order to continue the gains made in improving the quality of medical care for coal miners, was the major theme of the Fourth Conference on Medical Care in the Bituminous Coal Mine Area, held May 6 in Charleston, W. Va. The conference, sponsored by the Committee on Medical Care for Industrial Workers of the Council on Medical Service and the Council on Industrial Health of the American Medical Association, was attended by 90 representatives of state medical societies, the A. M. A., and the UMWA Welfare and Retirement Fund.Prior to the conference, there was a two-day field trip, which covered more than 400 miles in the Bluefield and Beckley coal mining areas of West Virginia and Virginia. Traveling in police-escorted motor

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