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January 30, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;121(5):362-365. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840050060019

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Society Aids in Low Cost Care for Federal Women Workers.—  The Medical Society of the District of Columbia is cooperating with the U. S. Public Health Service in providing low cost medical care to the women who will occupy the four new dormitories scheduled for early completion by the government, according to the Washington Daily News, January 20. Under the program, private physicians still will operate independently and bill their patients separately but will base their fees on a special low priced schedule agreed on for workers making less than $1,620. Infirmaries will be set up in each of the four dormitories, in charge of a chief nurse and an assistant to be paid out of public funds. They will give girls free infirmary care for minor illnesses and will present each girl with a medical society panel list of physicians from which to choose should she

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