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March 17, 1951


JAMA. 1951;145(11):827-828. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920290053016


VA Hospital Bed Construction  Senator Murray of Montana introduced S. 936, which would authorize and direct the Administrator of Veterans' Affairs to proceed with the construction of additional Veterans Administration hospital facilities to provide for approximately 16,000 beds, which were dropped from the budget estimates during the last Congress. Representative Rogers of Massachusetts introduced H. R. 2930, which is a similar bill but designates the exact hospitals to be built. Mrs. Rogers also introduced H. Res. 139, which would authorize and direct the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs to make a survey of VA hospitals, domiciliary centers and other facilities. This survey proposes to include such matters as construction, operation and personnel administration of such facilities and calls for a report as soon as practicable during the first session of the present Congress.

Federal Board of Hospitalization  S. 925, introduced by Senator Kerr of Oklahoma, proposes to establish

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