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June 8, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(23):2309. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810230039013

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Without a dissenting voice the Wagner-George bill for the construction of hospital facilities, health, diagnostic and treatment centers, and facilities relating thereto passed the Senate, May 30. Two amendments to the bill, as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor, were proposed from the floor of the Senate; both were unanimously adopted. Senator Barbour of New Jersey sponsored an amendment to assure that facilities to be constructed under the bill will be made available without discrimination on account of race, creed or color. This amendment provides that, where separate health facilities are required by law for separate population groups, equitable provisions on the basis of need will be made for facilities and services of like quality for each such group. The other amendment, sponsored by Senator Murray of Montana and adopted without opposition, provides that the eight appointed members of the National Advisory Hospital Council shall be selected not

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