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April 13, 1940

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1940;114(15):1457-1465. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810150043014

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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 

Dr. John P. Peters, Secretary of the Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medical Care  Dr. Peters: These hospitals, we hope, will be regarded as initial experiments in community medical care which will aid in the discovery of formulas for the establishment on a wider scale of exemplary coordinated health services. Care should be taken that hospital plans be not accepted which will compromise the future development of a larger program. It is the earnest hope of our committee that this project shall not be undertaken as a substitute for a more comprehensive health program but as

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