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June 7, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(6):597-598. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.72930230011029

At the time of the Midcentury White House Conference on Children and Youth (November, 1950) it became evident that considerable thought was being given to the necessity for developing a program similar to the Emergency Maternity and Infant Care (E. M. I. C.) Program of World War II. In addition, special programs for providing various medical services to dependents of servicemen are again under consideration by Congress. Two of the bills ask for practically the same program as operated by the Children's Bureau during World War II, with the exception that benefits would be extended to wives and children (up to 21 years) of all enlisted members of the armed forces. These bills are S. 1245, introduced by Senator Humphrey (Minn.), and its House counterpart, identical in phrasing, H. R. 4176, introduced by Congressman Mitchell (Washington State).

A third E. M. I. C. type of bill is H. R. 3349,