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April 22, 1939

Government Services

JAMA. 1939;112(16):1611. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800160075023

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New Veterans' Hospital  President Roosevelt approved a site at Marion, Ill., April 11 for construction of a $1,400,000 veterans' hospital to serve downstate Illinois, southern Indiana and western Kentucky, it was reported. The new hospital will have accommodations for 500 veterans, including 350 domiciliary patients and 150 receiving hospitalization treatment.

White House Conference on Children  A White House Conference on Children in a Democracy is being organized with President Roosevelt as honorary chairman, Secretary of Labor Frances Perkins as chairman and Miss Katherine F. Lenroot, chief of the Children's Bureau, U. S. Department of Labor, as secretary. The first session will be held at the White House April 26 and the last early in 1940, according to an announcement. Among physicians on the planning committee are Drs. Fred L. Adair, Chicago; Clifford G. Grulee, Evanston, Ill.; Henry F. Helmholz, Rochester, Minn.; Felix J. Underwood, Jackson, Miss.; Midian O. Bousfield, Chicago,

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