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MEDICAL BILLS IN CONGRESS
Army-Navy Medical Services Corps Act of 1947
A bill proposing to revise the Medical Departments of the Army and Navy, H. R. 3215, has passed the House and Senate. It proposes to establish in the Medical Department of the Regular Army a Medical Service Corps consisting of the Pharmacy, Supply and Administration Section, the Medical Allied Sciences Section, the Optometry Section, the Sanitary Engineering Section and such other sections as may be deemed necessary by the Secretary of War. A similar corps will be created in the Medical Department of the Navy. The President has approved this legislation.
A bill to provide for, foster and aid in coordinating research relating to dental diseases and conditions and to establish the National Institute of Dental Health as a division of the National Institute of Health, S. 176, has been passed by the Senate. It
ORGANIZATION SECTION. JAMA. 1947;134(18):1551–1555. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880350035014
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