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In the World War Veterans' Act, passed by the Sixty-Eighth Congress, there is a section which indicates the scope of care to be given to former soldiers in United States armies. Like much other legislation, the particular section referred to permits of several interpretations and, indeed, its limitations are only such as the officers charged with the carrying out of the legislation may themselves wish to define. In order that the matter may be clear to physicians who must, by the very nature of things, take a special interest in the problem, the section is here quoted in full:
PUBLIC ACTS—No. 242—Sixty-Eighth Congress World War Veterans' Act
(10) That all hospital facilities under the control and jurisdiction of the bureau shall be available for every honorably discharged veteran of the Spanish-American War, the Philippine Insurrection, the Boxer rebellion, or the World War suffering from neuropsychiatric or tubercular ailments and diseases,
THE CARE OF THE VETERAN. JAMA. 1924;83(20):1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660200043015