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June 19, 1943

COUNTY SOCIETY PROPOSES CASH SUBSIDY FOR FAMILIES OF SERVICE MEN

Author Affiliations

Detroit. President, Wayne County Medical Society.

JAMA. 1943;122(8):559. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840250083024

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Abstract

To the Editor:—  The council of the Wayne County Medical Society announces its course of action relative to the program of maternal and pediatric care for wives and infants of enlisted men projected by the government under H. R. 1975 and proposed to be administered by the state department of health.The council believes that all the families of men in military service requiring assistance for any of the necessities of life should receive a direct contribution from the federal government and that the money thus appropriated should be paid directly to those for whom it was intended, namely the wives and children of men in the armed forces.The council believes that the proposed plan under H. R. 1975 is inadequate in its scope because it is restricted to one particular condition in the mother and to the care of children up to only 1 year of age; furthermore,

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