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January 17, 1959

student health services

JAMA. 1959;169(SPECIAL):80-87. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03000350082006

INTRODUCTION  Among the areas of study considered by the Commission on Medical Care Plans, and listed in its First Progress Report, was that of the provision of medical care to students, and in some instances employees, in colleges and universities. This subject was assigned to the members of the Commission who comprised the Committee on Miscellaneous and Unclassified Plans.After reviewing the literature in this field and the preliminary work done by the committee, the Commission stated in its first report that "it was its consensus that, although these plans fall within the scope of the Commission's study and merit consideration, the other indicated areas of study are of more immediate interest and of continuing concern. Further activity in this area may be indicated after sufficient progress has been made in the study of other types of plans."In the course of carrying out its other study and field work,