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February 19, 1955


JAMA. 1955;157(8):666. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950250040014

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A. M. A. COMMENDS PRESIDENT ON HEALTH MESSAGE  The Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association issued a statement commending President Eisenhower for his Jan. 31 health message to Congress and has pledged continued support to improve the health of the nation by strengthening medical efforts at the state and local levels. The Board congratulated Mr. Eisenhower on his statement that health proposals to the 84th Congress "recognize the primacy of local and state responsibility" and would "encourage private efforts with private funds."In support of many of Mr. Eisenhower's specific proposals the A. M. A.'s statement noted that most areas touched on in his message are those in which the medical profession as a whole has been concentrating much of its activity. It applauded the administration's recognition and support of what Mr. Eisenhower called "important progress" in bettering health and reducing the threat of leading diseases.Following is

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