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December 18, 1926

Association News

JAMA. 1926;87(25):2098. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680250056023

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ASSOCIATION PROTESTS RENEWAL OF SHEPPARD-TOWNER BILL  Propagandists of the Sheppard-Towner plan for federal supervision and control of state health activities have succeeded in having the bill now pending in the Senate to continue that plan put on the calendar as unfinished business. This will permit it to be called up for action more promptly than would otherwise be possible. On behalf of the American Medical Association,the following telegram has been sent to the President, the Vice President, and certain interested senators:The American Medical Association with a membership of more than ninety thousand physicians protests against any extension of the Sheppard-Towner Act. To get the federal bonus, a state must appropriate money. To appropriate money, state taxes must be increased or funds withdrawn from other state activities. The act therefore invites limitation of state sanitary activities in fields except that named in act. No evidence has yet been produced to

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