May 28, 1955


JAMA. 1955;158(4):312-314. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960040070014

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STATEMENT OF DR. F. J. L. BLASINGAME ON S. 1323 AND PART E, S. 434 BEFORE SENATE SUBCOMMITTEE  I am Dr. F. J. L. Blasingame, of Wharton, Texas, where I am engaged in the active practice of medicine. I am a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association and am appearing here today, accompanied by Dr. Walter S. Wiggins of Chicago, Illinois, as a representative of that Association in connection with S. 1323 and Part E of S. 434, 84th Congress, currently under consideration by your Committee.The Association supports S. 1323, with two modifications which we will suggest later in our testimony, and opposes Part E of S. 434. Before commenting on these two bills, I should like to present some background information concerning the interest of the Association in the subject of medical education.The original call of the Medical Society of the State

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