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September 14, 1940

Government Services

JAMA. 1940;115(11):946. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810370054021

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Marine Hospital Enlarged  An addition to the U. S. Marine Hospital at Stapleton, N. Y., providing 305 more beds and other facilities was recently opened and occupied. The cost of construction was more than $1,100,000, according to Public Health Reports. The addition brings the capacity of the hospital to more than 1,000 beds. It provides medical, surgical, psychiatric and other special care annually to more than 50,000 legal beneficiaries, it was said.

Mental Hygiene Consultation Service  The U. S. Public Health Service has established a new office, that of mental hygiene consultant to the states, for the purpose of encouraging and giving aid in the organization of state mental hygiene programs, with Passed Assistant Surgeon Victor H. Vogel in charge. Mental health projects will be recognized as approved objects for expenditure of Title VI Social Security funds allocated to state health departments for the extension of public health work.


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