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Annual Report of United States Public Health Service
Dr. Thomas Parran, following a brief introduction, opens his annual report with a consideration of the National Health Program, developed by the Interdepartmental Committee to Coordinate Health and Welfare Activities. The time seems opportune, he says, to extend the amount and scope of these services to enable every community in the country to be provided with the basic essentials for modern health service; to insure adequate general and special hospitals and other health facilities where needed; to make available satisfactory medical care for groups of the population unable to provide for such care out of their own resources, and to develop schemes for cash compensation for workers unemployed on account of sickness, comparable to those now in effect for unemployment due to economic causes. The surgeon general hopes that the Congress will give prompt and careful consideration to developing a comprehensive program
Government Services. JAMA. 1940;114(13):1278. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810130140016
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