FREDERICK H. SHILLITO, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Interest in periodic health examination programs is increasing. Larger and larger industrial groups are undergoing regular periodic health surveys. Individuals, stimulated by insurance companies and other enlightened agencies, are seeking out this phase of preventive medicine. Veterans of our military service, particularly from such groups as flying personnel of the Air Force, have been indoctrinated in the idea of frequent surveys of the physical status of the individual.
Irrespective of the ways and means of motivation, the individual turns to the medical profession for the accomplishment of the examination. The doctor is the corner-stone of the entire program. He
SHILLITO FH. PERIODIC HEALTH EXAMINATIONS*. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:7–14. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-39-1-7
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(1):7-14.
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