(From a Special Correspondent)Sept. 12, 1949.
Brookings Institution Launches Broad Health Survey
The Brookings Institution of Washington has confirmed a report, first published in the Washington Report on the Medical Sciences, that it has launched a comprehensive survey of medical care in the United States. The study, which it is estimated will take about two years, will examine the facts and figures of private medical practice, voluntary prepayment systems, insurance indemnity coverage, hospital facilities, industrial health protection and all other major aspects of the problem. Observations will be published in two volumes, one on availability of services and the other on evaluation, according to present plans.
Funds for Military to Employ Civilian Doctors
Medical department appropriations for Army, Navy and Air Force in 1950 could be used, when necessary, for employment of civilian physicians, dentists and nurses, by provisions of the military appropriations bill in the form