Medicine: Manhattan Ballot

Last fortnight Senator Wagner introduced into Congress a "National Health Bill" which asked for an appropriation of $98,000,000 for maternal and child welfare, cancer, pneumonia and malaria control, construction of new hospitals, extension of medical research.

State medical societies paid particular attention to Section Four of the bill, which proposes that States use Federal grants "to provide medical care for low income groups." Since this proposal leaves the set-up of such medical care to individual States, and since State legislators will heed the recommendations of State medical societies, doctors last week began making up their minds on the vital question of...

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