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April 6, 1940

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1940;114(14):1365-1379. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810140065020

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Abstract

THE WAGNER-GEORGE-LEA BILL TO PROMOTE THE NATIONAL HEALTH AND WELFARE THROUGH APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS 

HEARINGS BEFORE THE SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON EDUCATION AND LABOR, MARCH 18 

PRESENT: SENATORS MURRAY, CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE; THOMAS OF UTAH, LAFOLLETTE OF WISCONSIN, ELLENDER OF LOUISIANA, TAFT OF OHIO, WAGNER OF NEW YORK AND GEORGE OF GEORGIA 

Statement of Hon. Robert F. Wagner, Senator from the State of New York  Senator Wagner introduced into the record the bill itself, Senate 2330, and the message of the President. He stated that this is merely a modest beginning on a program tending toward a national health bill, now pending before the committee on which, he stated, it is expected the committee will present a report next year. In emphasizing the necessity for such a bill, he said that 40 per cent of the counties in the United States— inhabited

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