[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
March 6, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(10):694-695. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890270036012

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Mr. Oscar R. Ewing, federal security administrator, has announced the calling of a National Health Assembly in Washington, D. C., May 1-4. President Truman wrote a letter to Mr. Ewing reminding him that he (Mr. Truman) had repeatedly requested Congress to enact legislation designed to expand basic health services. The President said, "The attainment of such a goal requires the cooperation of state and local governments, voluntary organizations, the medical and health professions, as well as our citizens working together." He requested Mr. Ewing to make a comprehensive study of the possibilities of raising health levels and to report on the feasible goals which might be realized by the American people in the next decade. As a first step, Mr. Ewing announced on February 15 the appointment of "twenty-four national leaders" who had been invited to serve on the executive committee of the assembly. The assembly is to be held