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Nuclear War/Weapons

The WSMA acknowledges that there can be no adequate medical preparedness for the devastating consequences of nuclear war, and prevention is the only reasonable medical response to the hazards posed by nuclear weapons. The WSMA endorses increased professional and public education about the medical consequences of nuclear war.

The WSMA does not support or endorse activities which imply that nuclear war is survivable. (Res 15, D-83) (Amended A-17)

The WSMA endorses the following statement as set forth by Physicians for Social Responsibility: "We call on the nations of the world, and especially on the nuclear weapon states, to enter immediately into negotiations to abolish nuclear weapons." (Amended A-17)

The WSMA endorses efforts to plan for the consequences of nuclear incidents. (Res A-3, A-96) (Reaffirmed A-17)


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Abbreviations for House of Delegates report origination:

EC – Executive Committee; BT – Board of Trustees; CPA – Council on Professional Affairs; JC – Judicial Council; CHS – Community and Health Services

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