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December 1, 1945


JAMA. 1945;129(14):963-969. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860480043013

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THE NATIONAL HEALTH ACT OF 1945  An Analysis Prepared by the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation, American Medical AssociationImmediately following the submission to the Congress by President Truman of his special message on health, November 19, Senator Wagner, for himself and Senator Murray, introduced S. 1606, a bill proposing to enact a National Health Act of 1945. It was referred, at his request, to the Senate Committee on Education and Labor, of which Senator Murray is chairman. The earlier bill introduced by these two Senators, S. 1050, was referred to the Senate Committee on Finance. A companion bill in the House, H. R. 4730, was also introduced the same day by Representative Dingell and referred to the House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, of which Representative Lea, California, is chairman. The earlier House bill, H. R. 3293, was referred to the House Committee on Ways and Means.

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