COMMITTEE ON MEDICAL PREPAREDNESS
Report of Meeting Held at American Medical Association Headquarters, July 19, 1940
The following were present:Dr. Irvin Abell, Chairman, Dr. Charles A. Dukes, Dr. Roy W. Fouts, Dr. Stanley H. Osborn, Dr. John H. O'Shea Dr. James E. Paullin, Dr. Walter G. Phippen, Dr. Fred W. Rankin, Dr. Harvey B. Stone, Dr. Samuel E. Thompson, Dr. Arthur W. Booth, Dr. Nathan B. Van Etten, Dr. Olin West, Dr. Morris Fishbein and, by invitation, Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon General of the Public Health Service; Colonel Love, United States Army Medical Corps; Colonel Gibson, United States Army Medical Corps; Captain Sutton, United States Navy Medical Corps; Dr. R. G. Leland, Bureau of Medical Economics; Dr. William D. Cutter, Council on Medical Education and Hospitals, and Dr. C. M. Peterson, Council on Industrial Health.In opening the session Drs. West, Abell and Fishbein discussed the necessity for coordination of various activities such as those of the governmental services, National Research Council, Advisory Committee on National Defense and the American Red Cross in order to avoid a considerable amount of confusion, which is already apparent.