United Medical Administration: Hearing Before the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments, House of Representatives, Eighty-first Congress, Second Session, on H. R. 5182, a Bill to Consolidate Certain Hospital, Medical and Public Health Functions of the Government in a United Medical Administration


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Page 73 - Treasury as ex officio members, and of the Surgeon General of the Army, the Surgeon General of the Navy, and the Surgeon General of the Public Health Service...
Page 71 - Congress—are the American Legion, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Disabled American Veterans, and the American Veterans of World War II and Korea.
Page 146 - It is hereby declared to be the policy of Congress to promote economy, efficiency, and improved service in the transaction of the public business...
Page 60 - ... the Bureau of War Risk Insurance, the Rehabilitation Division of the Federal Board for Vocational Education, and the United States Public Health Service. The result is that the ex-service person finds its extremely difficult to obtain the prompt, generous, and sympathetic treatment which the Congress and the country intended he should receive.
Page 206 - The Surgeon General shall conduct in the Service, and encourage, cooperate with, and render assistance to other appropriate public authorities, scientific institutions, and scientists in the conduct of, and promote the coordination of, research, investigations, experiments, demonstrations, and studies relating to the causes, diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention of physical and mental diseases and impairments of man, including water purification, sewage treatment, and pollution of lakes and...
Page 80 - I was very glad to read that this was merely a proposed plan and it had not yet received your approval. In an effort to be helpful to you in reaching a decision as to whether the proposed plan should be approved, I should like to give you a brief outline of the situation which existed in the old Bureau of War Risk Insurance at the time I came here in 1919.
Page 72 - Gray said : This proposal would limit the use by veterans of the Nation's hospital plant established for them by making these facilities available to additional groups, principally Armed Forces personnel and their dependents and merchant seamen. It would also impede the efficient handling of claims for compensation, pension, insurance, and other benefits where a physical examination is necessary.

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