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August 30, 1958


JAMA. 1958;167(18):2208-2212. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990350046011

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STATEMENTS REGARDING ENACTMENT OF H. R. 11414 AND DEPENDENTS' MEDICAL CARE ACT  June 27, 1958The Honorable Lister Hill, ChairmanCommittee on Labor and Public WelfareUnited States SenateWashington 25, D. C.Dear Senator Hill:I would like to take this opportunity to convey to you the views of the American Medical Association on H. R. 11414, 85th Congress. This bill, as passed by the House of Representatives, would amend the Public Health Service Act so as to authorize the Surgeon General of the United States Public Health Service to make grants-in-aid to schools of public health for the provision of comprehensive professional training and services.The basic position of the American Medical Association with respect to Federal economic aid is one of opposition in those areas where private citizens, institutions, and local communities are capable of providing for themselves. In cases of demonstrated emergency, however, and as a

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