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September 14, 1946


JAMA. 1946;132(2):84. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870370030013

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)Sept. 9, 1946.

Possibility of Compromise on Usa of Nevius Tract For Veterans Administration Hospital  A compromise is in sight on use of the Nevius tract, a million square feet of land bounded by Arlington National Cemetery and Arlington Ridge Road, as a site for a Veterans Administration hospital. Executive Officer E. A. Demaray of the National Capital Park and Planning Commission states that the agency had never set a limit of four stories on structures erected on the tract, as suggested by Veterans Administration spokesmen. Dr. Paul R. Hawley, chief medical director of the Veterans Administration, had asked the Federal Board of Hospitalization to withdraw its approval of the tract as a hospital site because at least ten stories would be necessary for the modern 750 bed hospital planned for Washington. He will confer with Major Gen. U. S. Grant III, chairman of

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