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April 13, 1940

Current Comment

JAMA. 1940;114(15):1456. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810150042013

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ARMY MEDICAL LIBRARY BUILDING DELAYED  More delay in providing adequate quarters for the Army Medical Library now results from the action of the House Committee on Appropriations on President Roosevelt's budget recommendation that $600,000 be made available for the purchase of a site and for the drafting of plans for the new building. The committee recommended that only $130,000 be now made available and earmarked this sum for use in the preparation of plans. This recommendation was predicated partly on the view that the act of the Seventy-Fifth Congress authorizing the construction of the new building contemplated the use of government owned property and hence did not authorize an appropriation for the acquisition of a site. The committee pointed to the fact too that the act authorized the Secretary of War to construct the building and not the Public Buildings Administration as proposed in the budget. The Military Establishment Appropriation

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