Medicine: Ounces of Prevention

Though some farsighted corporations have set up first-rate medical departments for their employees, U.S. industry as a whole has left the initiative, where workers' health is concerned, to the doctors. This week representatives of management and medicine got together, jointly announced formation of the Occupational Health Institute to further research and encourage expansion of industrial medical programs. Of the institute's trustees, half are drawn from management, while the rest are physicians, nurses and public-health experts.

Almost inevitably, their chairman is Dr. Robert Collier Page, 46. Medical director for the Standard Oil Co. of New Jersey and new president of the Industrial Medical...

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