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March 6, 1954


JAMA. 1954;154(10):842-848. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940440040015


Hospitals Built with Hill-Burton Aid.—  The Hospital Survey and Construction Program (Hill-Burton), which was passed by the 79th Congress, and which became effective Aug. 13, 1946, established a basis for the allocation of federal funds to assist local communities throughout the nation in building hospitals and health facilities. The state of California by enactment of chapter 327, Statutes of 1947, established the legal basis for California's participation in this national program. A brochure, entitled "Hospitals for California," published in January, 1953 as a progress report on the administration of the program between 1946 and 1952, points out that the Hill-Burton act and the state law passed made it possible for communities to secure financial assistance in constructing general hospitals, tuberculosis hospitals, chronic disease hospitals, mental hospitals, and public health centers. The federal funds are allocated to states each year, the states being responsible for the distribution of funds to

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