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SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
TO AMEND THE PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE ACT TO
AUTHORIZE GRANTS TO THE STATES FOR SURVEY-
ING THEIR HOSPITALS AND PUBLIC HEALTH
CENTERS AND FOR PLANNING CONSTRUC-
TION OF ADDITIONAL FACILITIES, AND
TO AUTHORIZE GRANTS TO ASSIST
MARCH 7, 8, 11, 12, AND 13, 1946
Printed for the use of the
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
Text of bill, S. 191.
Priest, Hon. J. Percy Priest, chairman of subcommittee_
Parran, Dr. Thomas, Surgeon General, U. S. Public Health Service
Miller, Watson B., Administrator, Federal Security Agency-
Smelzer, Dr. Donald C., immediate past president, American Hospital
Association _ _ .
Schwitalla, Rev. Alphonse M., S. J., president, Catholic Hospital
Erickson, president, American Protestant Hospital Association.
Sensenich, Dr. R. L., chairman, board of trustees, American Medical
Atwater, Dr. Reginal M., executive secretary, American Public
Health Association, New York City.
VBoas, Dr. Ernst P., chairman, Physicians' Forum, New York City-
Anderson, Ludwig, representing the Cooperative League of United
States of America and the National Cooperatives, Inc.
Lamb, Robert K., legislative representative, United Steelworkers, for
the Congress of Industrial Organizations.
Goodman, Leo, Washington, representative of the United Retail,
W-nolesale and Department Store Employees of America, C. I. O.......
Smith, Russell, legislative secretary, National Farmers' Union
Gourley, Lawrence L., representing the American Osteopathic Asso-
Swope, Dr., Chester D., chairman, department of public relations of
the American Osteopathic Association..
Johnson, Mrs. Thomasina W., legislative representative, national
nonpartisan council on public affairs of the Alpha Kappa Alpha
Sorority, Washington, D. C..
MacCracken, William P., Jr., representing the American Optometric
Ezell, William C., president, American Optometric Association _ _
Fleming, Maj. Gen. Philip B., Administrator, Federal Works Agency__
Biemiller, Hon. Andrew J., a Member of House of Representatives
from the State of Wisconsin
Letter, with enclosures, from National Cooperatives, Inc. -
Letter, Mr. Clark Foreman, president, Southern Conference for Human
Letter from Mr. Fred Bailey, legislative counsel, National Grange..
Letter, with enclosure, from Senator Homer Ferguson, of Michigan..
Letter from Dr. P. J. McMillin, superintendent, Baltimore City Hos-
pitals, Baltimore, Md__
Letter from Mr. Maurice Collins, Acting Administrator, Federal
COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,
Washington, D. C.
The subcommittee convened at 10 a. m., Hon. Oren Harris (acting
Mr. HARRIS. The subcommittee will come to order.
The Committee has been called together for consideration of Senate
In the unavoidable absence of the chairman of this subcommittee,
our colleague, Hon. J. Percy Priest, I have been asked to preside this
morning, in order that these hearings might get under way. He
intended to make a statement on opening the hearings which I will
read into the record at this time.
Mr. HARRIS (reading). This is a hearing on S. 191, a bill to amend
the Public Health Service Act authorizing grants to the States for
surveying their hospital and health center needs; for developing
State-wide plans for construction of additional facilities and author-
izing grants to assist in such construction. The bill will be printed
in the record.
(The bill is as follows:)
[S. 191, 79th Cong., 1st sess.]
"TITLE VI-CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS
"PART A-DECLARATION OF PURPOSE