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June 14, 1958


JAMA. 1958;167(7):867-873. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990240067015

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STATEMENT REGARDING THE HOSPITAL SURVEY AND CONSTRUCTION ACT BEFORE A SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES  Mr. Chairman and Members of the Committee:I am Dr. Julian P. Price of Florence, South Carolina, a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association, on whose behalf this statement is presented. Accompanying me today are Dr. Willard A. Wright, Chairman of the Committee on Medical and Related Facilities of the Association's Council on Medical Service and Mr. Joseph Miller of the Council's staff.When the proposed hospital survey and construction act, commonly known as the Hill-Burton Act, was heard before the 79th Congress, it was considered very carefully by the American Medical Association. As a result, the intent and purposes of the legislation received our approval, and the Association has continued to support the law since its enactment. In February, 1956, our Board of Trustees requested the Council on

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