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October 4, 1958


JAMA. 1958;168(5):695. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000050207017

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LETTER REGARDING CONFERENCES ON AGING  August 11, 1958The Honorable Lister Hill, Chairman Committee on Labor and Public Welfare United States Senate Washington 25, D. C.Dear Senator Hill:The American Medical Association is distressed to learn that your Committee has decided to indefinitely postpone further consideration of H. R. 9822, which provides for the holding of a White House Conference on Aging and to assist states in conducting similar conferences on aging prior to the White House Conference.The American Medical Association has had a deep and longstanding interest in the problems of our aged citizens, especially in regard to their health needs. Our Committee on Aging, established in 1955, is composed of some of the leading medical authorities in the country on the health problems of older persons. This Committee has recently conducted regional conferences on aging in Seattle, Dallas, Philadelphia, Birmingham, and Omaha. The American Medical Association

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