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June 1, 1946


JAMA. 1946;131(5):457-469. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870220091016

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National Health Program 

PLATFORM ADOPTED BY THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION  One of the ten points in this platform will be published each week.8. Research for the advancement of medical science is fundamental in any national health program. The inclusion of medical research in a National Science Foundation, such as proposed in pending federal legislation, is endorsed.

Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)May 27, 1946.

Veterans Administration to Increase Number of Patients  Dr. Paul R. Hawley, medical director of the Veterans Administration, reports that the agency expects to treat 50 per cent more veterans a year in its existing hospitals by reducing administrative red tape and providing enough doctors to take care of veterans as they seek hospitalization. Dr. Hawley has just completed a tour of veterans hospitals and predicted that the Veterans Administration will be able to end its long hospital waiting lists by the end of this

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