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September 26, 1959


Author Affiliations

Chairman Committee on Veterans' Medical Care 1211 Cathedral St. Baltimore 1.

JAMA. 1959;171(4):465. doi:10.1001/jama.1959.03010220089021

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To the Editor:—  The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the state of Maryland (Maryland State Medical Association) has, for many years, expressed concern over the inroads the Veterans Administration hospitals are making into the realm of the private practice of medicine. In order to combat the fantastic growth of treatment of non-service-connected ailments of veterans, the faculty has passed many resolutions condemning this practice and urging that something concrete be done to curtail or stop this insidious growth. The faculty's House of Delegates at its 1959 annual meeting passed a resolution that all component medical societies of the American Medical Association be contacted and urged to support the faculty's stand in this respect.As a result of a letter sent to every A. M. A. component medical society, 11 answers have been received, all in the affirmative. It is anticipated that other societies will also reply in the affirmative and

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