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October 18, 1965


JAMA. 1965;194(3):21-23. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090160107059

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Medical Centers Bill Signed.—  President Johnson signed into law the so-called heart disease, cancer, and stroke bill.The measure contained the amendments made in the House that met some of the objections raised by the American Medical Association and other opponents of the Administration's controversial plan to establish regional medical programs.The final bill cut the program from the four years and $650 million authorized by the Senate earlier this year to three years and $340 million.The new law provides grants to set up regional cooperative arrangements among medical schools, research institutions, and hospitals for research and training (including continued education) and for related demonstrations of patient care in the fields of heart disease, cancer, stroke, and related diseases.Aim of the legislation, according to the Administration, is to afford the medical profession and medical institutions the opportunity of making available to their patients the latest advances in the

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