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February 28, 1966


JAMA. 1966;195(9):19-21. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03100090011003

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AMA Backs Health Aid Overseas.—  The American Medical Association supported the Administration's plan to expand international health programs.Testifying before the House Commerce Committee, Charles L. Hudson, MD, AMA President-Elect, said the bill "is in recognition of the great need that exists throughout many areas of the world for the amelioration of human suffering caused by disease."The measure would provide grants to schools of health to train professional health personnel to work in international health and would also augment the ranks of health personnel in the Public Health Service for work in foreign countries."Exporting knowledge to needed areas of the world through increased numbers of health personnel trained in this country would be a significant step in making modern medicine available to developing regions around the world," said Dr. Hudson.Noting that the excellence of medical education in the United States is not surpassed anywhere in the world,

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