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HEARINGS

U.S. Congi ess, House,

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON
INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEVENTY-NINTH CONGRESS

SECOND SESSION

ON

S. 191

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

IN SUCH CONSTRUCTION

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MARCH 7, 8, 11, 12, AND 13, 1946

Printed for the use of the
Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce

UNITED STATES
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON: 1946

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CONTENTS

Statements of-

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

Association

Erickson, president, American Protestant Hospital Association.
Sensenich, Dr. R. L., chairman, board of trustees, American Medical
Association_

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Table showing "Non-Federal health facility needs".

Table showing "Status of State-wide hospital and health center sur-

veys in 52 jurisdictions eligible under S. 191 as of February 1, 1946".

Table showing "Report by Commission on Hospital Care selected by

the American Hospital Association on present status of surveys on

hospital needs”.

Statement showing "Administrative expenses for the fiscal year, 1941,
of the United States Public Health Service".

Pamphlet description of "South Plains Cooperative Hospital Associa-
tion, Inc. of Amherst, Tex.".

Article by J. D. Ratcliff entitled "Co-Op hospital”.

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COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE,

Washington, D. C.

The subcommittee convened at 10 a. m., Hon. Oren Harris (acting
chairman), presiding.

Mr. HARRIS. The subcommittee will come to order.

The Committee has been called together for consideration of Senate

Bill 191.

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

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