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BENEFITS GAINED BY ESTABLISHING ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS

Issue 3 and Volume 87.

BENEFITS GAINED BY ESTABLISHING ANNUAL PHYSICAL EXAMINATIONS Successful Experiment in the Establishment of a Medical Bureau in the Los Angeles Fire Department Results in Greater Efficiency SOME few years ago a plan was suggested by the writer for physical examinations of all members of the department. Later through the constructive order of our Chief. Ralph J. Scott, the plan was put into effect by the forming of a Medical Records Bureau, having as its personnel, detailed members and permanent employees. A top floor of an Engine Company’s quarters was equipped with an examination room, containing all the latest medical appliances for treatment of injuries and diseases. The bureau is headed by a licensed doctor. Periodical examination of the entire body of each and every member of the department is made and charted for reference according to the medical profession. It is needless to say that many members have been found…

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