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A BILL TO PROVIDE FOR RESEARCH RELATIVORD DIVISION
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HEARINGS mio. km. COMMITTEE ON INTERSTATE AND FOREIGN COMMERCE
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
H. R. 3059
H. R. 3464
DISEASES OF MANKIND
H. R. 3762
H. R. 5087
TO DISEASES OF THE HEART AND CIRCULATION
MAY 5 AND 6, 1948
Printed for the use of the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce
WASHINGTON : 1948
Keefe, Hon. Frank B., a Representative in Congress from the State of
McGuire, Dr. Johnson, Cincinnati General Hospital.
Smathers, George A., a Representative in Congress from State of
Bureau of the Budget, reports-----
18, 24, 25.
22, 23, 24, 26
National Heart Committee:
Beginning dates for additional classes_-
Veterans' Administration, report-
WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1948
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES,
Washington, D. C. The committee met at 10 a. m., in room 1334, New House Office Building, pursuant to call, Hon. Charles A. Wolverton (chairman) presiding.
The CHAIRMAN. The committee will come to order.
The committee has under consideration today several bills relating to the establishment of research for the study of diseases of the heart: H. R. 3059 is introduced by Arthur G. Klein, a Member of Congress; H. R. 3464 was introduced by T. Millet Hand; H. R. 3762 was introduced by Jacob K. Javits; H. R. 5087 was introduced by Frank B. Keefe; and H. R. 5159 was introduced by George A. Smathers.
(The bills are as follows:)
[H. R. 3059, 80th Cong., 1st sess.] A BILL To authorize and request the President to undertake to mobilize at some convenient
place or places in the United States an adequate number of the world's outstanding experts and coordinate and utilize their services in a supreme endeavor to discover new means of treating, curing, and preventing diseases of the heart and arteries.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the President is hereby authorized and requested to undertake, in whatever manner he may deem most appropriate, to mobilize at some convenient place or places in the United States an adequate number of the world's outstanding experts, and coordinate and utilize their services through the Surgeon General of the United States or through an independent group appointed by him, and build needed clinical and laboratory research facilities, in a supreme endeavor to discover means of preventing, treating, and curing diseases of the heart and arteries, which now kill five hundred and eight-seven thousand three hundred and fourteen people a year in the United States and cause disability to seven million eight hundred and forty thousand more; and to take any additional action that he may consider necessary or proper to achieve the desire result.
The sum of $100,000,000 is hereby authorized to be appropriated, to remain available until spent, to enable the President to carry out the provisions of this Act.
[H. R. 3464, 80th Cong., 1st sess.)
A BILL To provide for the mobilization of the scientific resources and knowledge of the
United States for the purpose of seeking the causes and cure of cancer, heart disease, infantile paralysis, and other diseases of mankind
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That to secure the full development and use of the Nation's resources for the national health and welfare, there is hereby established and independent agency to be known as the Medical Research Agency. SEC. 2. The Agency is authorized and directed to initiate, conduct, and support