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Elsewhere in this issue of The Journal (page 1927) appears an analysis of the hospital construction bill reported favorably, and it is understood unanimously, by the Senate Committee on Education and Labor, April 30. The committee retained some of the provisions of the original Wagner-George bill, inserted some of the provisions of the Taft plan, and added other provisions of its own. Some of the suggestions advocated by representatives of the American Medical Association and of hospital associations are found in the reported bill. The National Advisory Hospital Council will assume a more important role than was contemplated in the original Wagner-George bill only during the first year of the operation of the program, for only with respect to applications for hospital projects to be undertaken with appropriations to be made available during that year will the approval of the council be necessary. Grants for maintenance are contemplated if the
WAGNER-GEORGE HOSPITAL BILL AS REPORTED TO THE SENATE. JAMA. 1940;114(19):1884-1885. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810190046011