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December 14, 1940


JAMA. 1940;115(24):2090-2093. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810500058022

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Coordination of Health, Welfare and Related Defense Activities  Pursuant to the authority vested in it by section 2 of the Act of Aug. 29, 1916 (39 Stat. 649), the Council of National Defense, with the approval of the President, hereby designates the Federal Security Administrator as Coordinator of all health, medical, welfare, nutrition, recreation and other related fields of activity affecting the national defense. In the performance of this responsibility the Federal Security Administrator as Coordinator shall, in cooperation with the Advisory Commission to the Council of National Defense, formulate and execute plans, policies and programs designed to assure the provision of adequate services of this character to the nation during the national defense emergency; and to that end he shall coordinate the facilities of existing federal agencies with respect to these several fields of action and shall establish and maintain liaison with such other agencies,

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