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March 17, 1945


JAMA. 1945;127(11):652-653. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860110032011

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Elsewhere in this issue appear the statements made by two representatives of the American Medical Association before a hearing of the Senate Committee on Education and Labor on the so-called Hill-Burton Hospital Construction Bill. The Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association at a recent meeting indicated that the general policies of this measure are within the platform of the American Medical Association and expressed the opinion that the bill should receive the support of the medical profession.

As was pointed out by Dr. R. L. Sensenich, this measure embraces the principle that the need for an institution is to be established by adequate evidence before funds are allotted for its construction. The Hill-Burton measure recognizes that conditions vary as regards health in different parts of the United States. Obviously the success of this measure, if it becomes effective, will depend largely on the constitution of the Federal Advisory

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