EUGENE J. MORHOUS, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JAMES P. BAKER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; H. CHARLES BALLOU, M.D.; EDGAR L. CRUMPACKER, M.D.
During World War II, industrial leaders became disturbed by the loss of executive manpower that was occurring under those times of stress. They began to realize that "preventive maintenance" was as much needed by executives as it was by hourly workers and by machines.1, 2 In the early 1940's there began to develop an awareness of the fact that executives were not taking advantage of the available preventive medicine for individuals. A few companies began to offer comprehensive medical examinations, at company expense, to their executives. Such examinations were done at existing clinics and hospitals.
Following the war it was
MORHOUS EJ, BAKER JP, BALLOU HC, CRUMPACKER EL. PERIODIC HEALTH EXAMINATIONS1. Ann Intern Med. ;46:744–749. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-46-4-744
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;46(4):744-749.
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