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May 10, 1947


JAMA. 1947;134(2):189-192. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880190077015

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Washington Letter  (Front a Special Correspondent)May 10, 1947.

President Truman Reported to Favor Health, Education, Security Cabinet Post  Mrs. Eugene Meyer, wife of the owner of the Washington Post, told reporters following a White House conference that President Truman had expressed hope that a new cabinet post on health, education and security would be established soon. She said the President stressed that the final bill must be workable from an administrative point of view. Mrs. Meyer said they discussed a compromise between the Taft-Fulbright and the Aiken bills, both of which would create a new cabinet secretaryship with jurisdiction of health, education and security.

Opposition to Further Expansion of Veterans Hospital System  The American Hospital Association states in a study sent to all members of Congress and others planning national hospital service that it is opposed to further expansion of the Veterans Administration hospital system on the ground that

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