The Civil Defense Committee of the Council on National Defense directs its activity toward the following specific objectives and projects: The Committee sponsors a one-day session on civil defense and related problems on the Saturday preceding the Annual Meeting of the American Medical Association and a two-day session on civil defense and related problems, annually, in the fall, for county medical societies. It prepares permanent reports of sponsored meetings for state medical associations, county medical societies, and those attending such sessions.
The Committee accomplishes the necessary research for testimony before congressional committees concerned with civil defense. It acts in a liaison capacity between the A. M. A. and national organizations concerned with disaster preparedness. On request, it recommends physicians for membership on advisory committees, private or federal, concerned with civil defense and disaster preparedness. Resolutions are prepared by the Committee for submission to the A. M. A. Board of Trustees