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New Hospital Beds for Veterans
More than 11,000 new hospital and domiciliary accommodations are to be provided for veterans at a cost of approximately $20,000,000 under the terms of the Deficiency Appropriation Bill, which became a law August 12. Of this number about 8,800 are new and the remainder replacement of existing unsuitable facilities. Nearly 7,000 of the additional accommodations will be for veterans suffering from mental disorders. The Veterans' Administration issued the following list of projects and their estimated costs:Tuskegee, Ala.: 350, neuropsychiatric, $300,000.Whipple, Ariz.: 300 replacements, tuberculosis, $676,000.Los Angeles: 150, neuropsychiatric; 400 domiciliary (350 replacements), $835,000.Livermore, Calif.: 30 tuberculosis, $75,000.Fort Lyon, Colorado: 296 neuropsychiatric, $345,000.Newington, Conn.: administration building, 35 general medical, $80,000.Bay Pines, Fla.: administration building, 290 general medical; 400 domiciliary, $1,185,000.Lake City, Fla.: 80 general medical, $150,000.Atlanta: 80 general medical, $180,000.Marion, Ind.: 134 replacements, neurospychiatric, $400,000.Knoxville,
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