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March 23, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(12):1080-1081. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810120052013

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On Monday, March 18, the Subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor held hearings in Washington on bill S. 3230 introduced by Senator Wagner for himself and Senator George. This is the Wagner bill to make available hospital facilities for needy areas. The legislation was requested by President Roosevelt in a special message sent to Congress on his birthday. A full report on the significant statements made at this hearing will be published in a forthcoming issue of The Journal. At the morning session Senator Wagner opened the hearing with a statement of the reasons for the introduction of this bill. He also stated definitely that he did not anticipate a report on the original Wagner bill at the present session of Congress but that he had not abandoned the bill and would expect a report at the next session. Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon General of the United States

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