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April 13, 1946


JAMA. 1946;130(15):1021-1038. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870150039014

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THE WAGNER-MURRAY-DINGELL BILL  Hearings on S. 1606—To Provide for a National Health Program(Note.—This is a condensation of the verbatim report of the hearings.—Ed.)United States Senate, Committee on Education and Labor. April 2, 1946.The Honorable James E. Murray, (Chairman) PresidingPresent: Senators Murray, Thomas, Pepper, Wagner, Taft and Smith.Also Present: The Honorable John F. Dingell, a Representative in Congress from the state of Michigan.Senator Murray: I wish to insert in the record of the hearings the President's Health Message, the National Health Bill, S. 1606, copies of correspondence between President Truman and myself relative to certain amendments proposed by Mr. William Green, president of the American Federation of Labor, and fourthly, reports on the National Health Bill from a number of federal agencies including the Bureau of the Budget, the Federal Security Administrator and the Secretary of Commerce. Seven years ago, in

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