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October 11, 1941

Current Comment

JAMA. 1941;117(15):1268-1269. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820410046017

NEEDS OF ARMY MEDICAL LIBRARY STILL PRESSING  Although the President has signed the bill providing for a new building for the Army Medical Library and Museum, which passed both the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Congress has not yet appropriated any money for the project except $130,000 for plans and drawings. The estimates have, however, been made in full amount for the library, the museum and the land; these items are included in the War Department estimate for military appropriations needed next year. Thus approval is still required from the Budget, by the members of the committees which pass on the Budget and by Congress itself. Now that there is a national emergency, attempts may be made to postpone positive action on this appropriation. Some time ago the Park Planning Commission and the Fine Arts Commission of the District of Columbia approved designs, blueprints and drawings