Hearings

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Page 1 - Government or on sites to be acquired by purchase, condemnation, gift, or otherwise, of such hospitals, domiciliary, and out-patient dispensary facilities, to include the necessary buildings and auxiliary structures, mechanical equipment, approach work, roads, and trackage facilities leading thereto ; vehicles...
Page 70 - I have a statement here that 30 are knocking at the doors at that one hospital and there are no beds. Then I have a number of cases which have come to me, where I intervened and was told that, as soon as there was room, they would be admitted — which I knew was a fact; but I was unable to get any information whatever as to when that time would come. Mr. LUCE. I doubt, Mr. Dowell, if you meant to attach responsibility to us; but, for the sake of the record, it might be well to say that last year...
Page 2 - Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $2,000,000, to be immediately available and to remain available until expended; and not to exceed 3 per centum of this sum shall be available for the employment, in the District of Columbia and in the field, of necessary technical and clerical assistants at the customary rates of compensation, exclusively to aid in the preparation of the plans and specifications for the projects authorized herein and for the supervision of the execution thereof, and...
Page 69 - Bureau does not lavor it and does not recommend it, we can not allow it. This is a matter for Congress, and it is up to us to make ample provision. Mr. BROWNING. Will you permit an interruption? Mr. DOWELL. Certainly; I will be glad to. Mr. BROWNING. I would like to get your reaction on this proposition : The provision of the law, as I recall it, is that we must hospitalize service-connected cases. Mr. DOWELL. But you do not. The statement here is that there are 30 men now out there who are not hospitalized....
Page 69 - States veterans' hospital, Knoxville, Iowa, as soon as beds become available. Should the guardians refuse to permit the transfer of their wards, the bureau would be without authority to effect their transfer to Government hospitals. However, should they be desirous of having their wards admitted to United States veterans' hospital, Knoxville, Iowa, the regional managers are requested to make arrangements for their admission at the earliest possible date. It is desired to thank you for calling the...
Page 68 - Bureau, Washington, DC MY DEAR GENERAL HINES: On December 7, I called your attention to the enlargement of the United States veterans' hospital at Knoxville, Iowa, and called your attention to the situation in the various State hospitals for the insane in Iowa. At that time I did not have the report of the superintendent at the Clarinda State hospital. I am therefore inclosing herewith a copy of the letter to the State board of control by the superintendent of the Clarinda State hospital which states,...
Page 1 - ... vehicles, livestock, furniture, equipment, and accessories, and also to provide accommodations for officers, nurses, and attending personnel ; and also to provide proper and suitable recreational centers, and the Director of the United States Veterans' Bureau is authorized to accept gifts or donations for any of the purposes named herein.
Page 1 - ... shall be done in such manner as the President may determine, and he is authorized to require the architectural engineering, constructing, or other forces of any of the departments of the Government to do or assist in such work, and to employ individuals and agencies not now connected with the Government, if in his opinion desirable, at such compensation as he may consider reasonable.
Page 1 - Such hospital plants to be constructed shall be of fireproof construction, and existing plants purchased shall be remodeled to be fireproof, and the location and nature thereof, whether for the treatment of tuberculosis, neuropsychiatric, or general medical and surgical cases, shall be in the discretion of the Director of the United States Veterans...
Page 67 - The names, ages, and home addresses are attached to his list, and aggregate 48. You will note that the number of ex-service men in the 3 State hospitals, above referred to, aggregate 114. Permit me to call your attention to the further fact that, recently, while in Des Moines, Iowa, upon request of relatives and friends of ex-service men, I have taken up with the regional office of the Veterans' Bureau, the question of hospitalization at Knoxville, and have been informed by the regional office at...

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