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July 25, 1959


JAMA. 1959;170(13):1555-1556. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010130059019

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LETTER REGARDING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND DISABILITY CLAIMS  Hon. Burr P. Harrison, Chairman Subcommittee on Administration of the Social Security Laws Committee on Ways and Means House of Representatives Washington, D. C.Dear Congressman Harrison:This is in further reference to your letter of April 6, 1959, concerning the activities of the Subcommittee on Administration of the Social Security Laws, of which you are Chairman.As I advised you on April 15th, the American Medical Association is very much interested in the assignment of your Subcommittee and is appreciative of the opportunity of supplying you with certain information.The Association has for many years been interested in the Social Security Act and has worked closely with those charged with the administration of the programs established under the various sections of the statute. We have also, on numerous occasions, testified before committees of the House of Representatives and the Senate concerning proposed

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