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National Health Program
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9. The services rendered by volunteer philanthropic health agencies such as the American Cancer Society, the National Tuberculosis Association, the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, Inc., and by philanthropic agencies such as the Commonwealth Fund and the Rockefeller Foundation and similar bodies have been of vast benefit to the American people and are a natural outgrowth of the system of free enterprise and democracy that prevail in the United States. Their participation in a national health program should be encouraged, and the growth of such agencies when properly administered should be commended.
(From a Special Correspondent)June 3, 1946.
Poliomyelitis Funds Appropriated for Public Health Personnel
Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon General of the U. S.
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1946;131(6):532-541. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870230038014