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June 10, 1939


JAMA. 1939;112(23):2425-2443. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800230049020

ABSTRACT OF HEARINGS ON THE WAGNER HEALTH BILL  The subcommittee of the Committee on Education and Labor of the United States Senate met, pursuant to adjournment, in room 357 of the Senate Office Building, Washington, D. C., at 10 a. m., May 25, Senator James E. Murray presiding. Present were Senators Murray (chairman), Ellender, Taft and Holt. Also present were Senators Wagner and Holman.


Dr. Rock Sleyster:—  Mr. Chairman, and members of the committee:I am speaking as the President of the American Medical Association. This organization now includes in its member-ship 113,113 practicing physicians out of a possible 145,000 practicing physicians in the United States.We come to you with a statement relative to legislation that you have under consideration. This statement was adopted at St. Louis last week at our annual session of our House of Delegates, a session which was attended