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of sicknesses in the United States and
keep up-to-date statistics on the main
illnesses that are afflicting the people
of the country. $750,000 was
appropriated for the survey and it has
been going on, and in the last six years
some substantially important and new
information has come out of it.
And that would be under the aegis of the...
Public Health Service.
In 1956 I had hopes that the medical school
construction bill, which of course was
necessary--medical schools needed and
need more facilities--would pass in the
next session of Congress as a separate
bill. However, it has not passed yet.
I'm still hoping it will pass in the
spring or summer of 1963.
Mrs. Lasker, if it does pass, will this mean very
shortly that more students will be
admitted to medical schools?
We hope so, and that the students that are in
medical schools will have better
facilities. Many, many schools are very
poor and have very poor facilities and
poor laboratories and inadequate
But isn't there also a shortage of doctors which
might be taken care of?
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