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November 5, 1938


JAMA. 1938;111(19):1770. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790450052016

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Elsewhere in this issue (page 1775) appears a brief summary of the discussions relating to medical care at the recent meeting of the American Public Health Association in Kansas City, together with resolutions adopted by the association. Apparently the American Public Health Association failed to place its endorsement on the expressed desire of the president-elect, Dr. Abel Wolman, a doctor of engineering, for the endorsement of the National Health Program in toto as presented by the Technical Committee to the National Health Conference held at Washington in July. Instead it endorsed the proposals of the National Health Conference relating to increased public health services, improvement of hospitalization facilities, care of the medically indigent and compensation for wage losses due to sickness. With respect to the development of health insurance specifically, the association remained silent. It did, however, endorse the statement of the Technical Committee that wide latitude should be given

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