Elsewhere in this issue (p. 769) appears an announcement of a proposed conference on the planning of war and postwar medical services, representing a unique assemblage in American medicine. For the first time a variety of organizations associated with many different aspects of medical services, including scientific advancement, personnel and supplies, are meeting to discuss jointly urgent problems which affect all. The organizations which participate in this conference, which has been called under the auspices of the Carlos Finlay Institute of the Americas, include the:
American Medical Association.
American College of Physicians.
American College of Surgeons.
American Drug Manufacturers Association.
American Hospital Association.
American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association.
American Pharmaceutical Association.
American Surgical Trade Association.
Wholesale Surgical Trade Association.
National Physicians Committee for Extension of Medical Service.
The program has been planned in three parts: a morning session concerned largely with epidemic disease and nutrition, an afternoon session concerned with personnel,