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March 23, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(12):1084-1087. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810120056017

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ALLOCATION OF FEDERAL FUNDS TO STATES  R. G. LELAND, M.D.Director Bureau of Medical Economics, American Medical Association CHICAGOGrants of funds from one state or government to another or to private persons, companies or corporations for a wide variety of purposes have been known for several hundred years. Grants have been made to assist in the establishment or support of an enterprise deemed advantageous to the public, in aid of different forms of transportation or other public utilities, as a simple gift or an amount in excess of the usual charges for services, or to aid in establishing or maintaining a service or equipment larger or more powerful than the state of trade would warrant. Such funds were often provided formerly in accordance with a treaty, sometimes to secure neutrality, but more frequently to meet the expenses of carrying on a war.More recently in the United States, efforts

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