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June 2, 1945

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1945;128(5):369-375. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860220051018

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Abstract

THE WAGNER-MURRAY-DINGELL BILL— S. 1050 OF 1945 

An Analysis by the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation, American Medical Association, May 26, 1945 

IN GENERAL  The Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill differs in many respects from the previous one, some of which differences will be italicized or otherwise referred to in this and succeeding analyses. For one thing, it contains ninety-five more pages. Briefly and in broad outline, here is what the bill contains: It adds a new title to the Social Security Act for grants and loans for hospitals and health center construction. This title corresponds closely with the provisions of the Hill-Burton hospital construction bill, with significant exceptions. It provides for grants and services to develop more effective measures for the prevention, treatment and control of venereal diseases and tuberculosis and to extend and improve public health work. It proposes grants to states for maternal and child health

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