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(From a Special Correspondent)Aug. 12, 1946.
Congress Scraps Funds for Mental Health Institute
Congress dropped from the final appropriation bill $4,358,000 which was to finance the first year of the proposed coordinated national program to fight mental sickness, as well as $850,000 which was to have started the central workshop in the suggested $7,500,000 neuropsychiatric research institute at Bethesda, Md. The U. S. Public Health Service had announced that construction of the new institute, which was to have an annual budget of $10,000,000, would be completed in two years. Dr. Dale C. Cameron, assistant to Dr. Robert Felix, chief of the Division of Mental Hygiene, stated that enabling legislation signed July 3 by President Truman would make the institute a reality in that time. Selective Service officials have stated that 1,100,000 men were disqualified for military service because of mental disorders.
Patterson and Bradley Pledge Intensified Research
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1946;131(16):1364–1374. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870330110018