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September 10, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(2):117-118. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960190023010


First Session, 84th Congress 

Federal Advisory Council on Health  Senator Smith (R., N. J.), in S. 2405, Senator McCarthy (R., Wis.), in S. 2484, Congresswoman Church (R., Ill.), in H. R. 7345, and Congressman Frelinghuysen (R., N. J.), in H. R. 7532, have introduced identical measures to carry out the recommendations of the Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Government (Hoover commission) to establish a permanent federal advisory council of health in the office of the President. The council appointed by the President would be composed of members of the medical profession and "persons with distinguished records in fields other than medicine." Blank spaces were left to be filled in the bill to specify the number of members of the two groups.The functions of the council, most of which were recommended by the Hoover task forces, would be to: first, "Make a continuous

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