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March 6, 1948

A NATIONAL HEALTH ASSEMBLY

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

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Abstract

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

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