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June 25, 1938

Government Services

JAMA. 1938;110(26):2164. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790260038017

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Abstract

Cancer Center at Baltimore Marine Hospital  A new 100 bed center for the treatment of cancer patients will begin functioning in September at the U. S. Marine Hospital, Baltimore, under the auspices of the National Cancer Institute. Cancer patients of the twenty-two marine hospitals throughout the country will be eligible for the service, which will be financed by the cancer institute as one of its regular authorized activities. The new model center will give the U. S. Public Health Service facilities for cancer therapy which are too costly to maintain in individual hospitals for the relatively few cancer patients reporting to a single institution for hospitalization, and it will enable the National Cancer Institute to carry out one of the primary functions outlined in the National Cancer Act of 1937—study leading to improvement in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The Baltimore hospital has a capacity of 450 beds with

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