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March 31, 1945


JAMA. 1945;127(13):860-864. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860130120015

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Interim Report  (Pursuant to S. Res. 62)

Digest of Report from the Subcommittee on Wartime Health and Education to the Committee on Education and Labor, U. S. Senate  The health of veterans is a matter of concern to the nation. Every possible step must be taken to make certain that good medical care is within the reach of every veteran.

Veterans Disabled in Service  The number of veterans who will incur disabilities in the present war can be only roughly estimated, but probably it will be not less than 1,500,000 and it may be as great as 2,500,000, depending largely on the length of the war. In addition there are now about 350,000 veterans of World War I who are receiving compensation for disabilities incurred while in service and many others with minor service connected disabilities who are not receiving compensation.While first thought must be

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