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April 22, 1944


JAMA. 1944;124(17):1211. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850170047013

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Changes in Status.—  The President has transmitted to Congress a draft of proposed changes in the program for supplying obstetric and pediatric care to the wives and infants of servicemen, as follows: (1) Extension of the program is recommended to include the wives and infants of army aviation cadets; (2) it is proposed that not more than 4 per cent of the federal appropriation may be allotted to the states for administrative expenses on the basis of need as determined by the chief of the Children's Bureau; (3) it is proposed that the amount of federal funds to be appropriated for the continuation of the program shall be immediately available rather than available for expenditure during the fiscal year beginning July 1. H. R. 4519 has been reported to the House, authorizing an appropriation of $1,000,000 to enable the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to

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