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December 25, 1943

EMERGENCY MATERNITY AND INFANT CARE FOR DEPENDENTS OF SERVICE MEN

JAMA. 1943;123(17):1120. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840520036012
Abstract

In the Organization Section in this issue of The Journal, page 1125, appears a statement prepared by the Children's Bureau of the Department of Labor describing a Conference on Emergency Maternity and Infant Care called by the Bureau at Washington, D. C., December 10 and 11. This conference was assembled in response to a resolution by the American Academy of Pediatrics1 calling for a conference in which representatives of the medical profession, the hospitals and the service men would meet with the Children's Bureau to discuss the program. The recognition of such official representatives of leading medical organizations is a new principle for this government agency.

The chief issue raised by the medical representatives was whether the program should be a service program with payment by the government direct to physicians and hospitals rendering service or whether, as called for by the House of Delegates of the American Medical

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