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July 5, 1952


JAMA. 1952;149(10):936. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930270030012


Federal Board of Hospitalization  Senator O'Conor of Maryland introduced S. 3314, which would establish a federal Board of Hospitalization, composed of 10 members. The President would appoint four members from private life who are persons learned in the medical arts. The other six members would be the Secretaries of Defense and Interior, the Veterans' Affairs and General Services administrators, the Director of the Bureau of the Budget, and the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service. It would be the duty of the board to make recommendations to the President respecting improvements in and better utilization of federal hospital facilities and personnel. They would seek to prevent overlapping and duplication of services and over-building of facilities. Such questions as need for existing or additional facilities and their location would also be fields in which recommendations would be made. The board would promulgate rules and regulations for efficient

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