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April 18, 1942


JAMA. 1942;118(16):1374-1376. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830160034014

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GOVERNMENT TO PAY FOR HOSPITALIZATION OF CIVILIANS INJURED BY ENEMY ACTION  Surgeon General Thomas Parran, U. S. Public Health Service, and Dr. George Baehr, Chief Medical Officer, Office of Civilian Defense, have issued a joint memorandum on details of the program of the government's paying for temporary hospitalization for civilians injured as a result of enemy action. The funds have been allocated to the U. S. Public Health Service from the President's Emergency Fund. The federal government will reimburse all hospitals caring for civilian casualties in the event of air raids or other enemy action at the rate of $3.75 a day. Any hospital in the nation, voluntary or governmental, may be used as a casualty receiving hospital in the Emergency Medical Service established by the Office of Civilian Defense. Certain institutions in "safe areas" may be used as emergency base hospitals for casualties or other patients whom it may be necessary to evacuate from urban hospitals in

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