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July 31, 1943

MEDICAL AND HOSPITAL MATERNITY AND INFANT CARE: FOR WIVES AND INFANTS OF ENLISTED MEN

Author Affiliations

Director, Division of Health Services, Children's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor WASHINGTON, D. C.

JAMA. 1943;122(14):945-946. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.72840310003010
Abstract

The Congress has recently appropriated $4,400,000 for continuing into the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1943 grants to states to provide medical, nursing and hospital maternity and infant care for wives and infants of enlisted men in the armed forces of the United States under plans developed and administered by state health agencies and approved by the chief of the Children's Bureau.

This program, which received its first special appropriation in March 1943, is now operating in thirty-nine states, Hawaii, Alaska and the District of Columbia. The health agencies of several of the remaining nine states1 are, at the time this is written, completing their plans for administering these programs.

Thirty-three state health agencies reported 11,586 authorizations for medical and hospital care under this program during the month of June. More than 95 per cent of these authorizations were for maternity care and less than 5 per cent for

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