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April 21, 1945


JAMA. 1945;127(16):1062-1064. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860160038013

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Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)April 16, 1945.

Congressmen Inspect Veterans Administration Hospitals  Every Veterans Administration hospital has been visited by one or more Congressmen since charges of maladministration were brought before Congress recently. The twenty-one members of the House Veterans Committee were asked by Chairman Rankin of Mississippi to constitute themselves individual investigating subcommittees, and other House members were urged to inspect hospitals in their jurisdictions. Inspections instigated by the Veterans Administration itself are under way by the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars and Disabled American Veterans, the three national veterans' organizations. They have sent twenty-seven questions to their posts throughout the country to be answered by visits to Veterans Administration facilities in their localities.

"Pilot Courses" in Diagnosis of Cancer Advocated  "Pilot courses" in diagnosis of cancer at medical schools throughout 'the country were advocated by the National Advisory Cancer Council meeting at the National

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