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April 17, 1948


JAMA. 1948;136(16):1052. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890330042015

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Official Notes 

AMEND BROADCAST PROGRAM  Due to cancellation of time by the National Broadcasting Company for April 24, the program of the American Medical Association Network series, " Doctors Today," scheduled for that date will be broadcast May 1. Subsequent programs will be broadcast a week later than originally scheduled in the March 27 issue of THE JOURNAL. The amended program is as follows:

Washington Letter  (From a Special Correspondent)April 15, 1948.

Scheele Testifies Before Committee  One of the first official acts of Dr. Leonard A. Scheele, following his induction as Surgeon General of the Public Health Service, was to testify before a congressional committee. He told the House Committee on Interstate Commerce that 54,000,000 Americans live in communities which lack full time local health services. In accepting his appointment Dr. Scheele said: "The health of the American people and their health resources cannot and must not become a monopoly,