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February 16, 1946

Government Services

JAMA. 1946;130(7):440. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870070060016

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Hospital Leased to State of Georgia  The Surplus Property Administration has authorized the Federal Works Agency to negotiate a lease for five years with the state of Georgia for the Battey General Hospital at Rome, Ga. The lease will carry an option to purchase later. The hospital installation, recently declared surplus by the War Department, consists of approximately 160 acres of government owned land improved with fully equipped hospital buildings and various facilities necessary for the operation of the hospital. The state of Georgia declared that it had urgent need for increased hospital facilities for a tuberculosis sanatorium. It declared that its present state tuberculosis sanatorium will be converted into a mental institution or a female prison, both of which are urgently needed by the state. The Federal Works Agency has been authorized to issue immediately a temporary occupancy permit. Following a ten day notice of availability to all government

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