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May 13, 1950


JAMA. 1950;143(2):185. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910370035014

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Medical Legislation 

Important Bills  Although the Senate and House are occupied with such major legislation as the Economic Cooperation Administration and appropriations, committees are finding time to look into a wide range of bills of direct and indirect interest to the medical profession. Even the sponsors concede that much of this legislation will not progress this session, but they are anxious for public hearings to prepare the way for next year.However, at least four important bills, already approved by the Senate, conceivably could be enacted if the House clears sufficient time to consider them. They are:S. 522, providing for federal assistance in establishing and maintaining local public health units. The American Medical Association has actively supported this bill.S. 1453, which would provide federal assistance to medical education. The Association opposed this bill originally because it gave the surgeon general too much power and because it pointed toward

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