The Administration's bill to aid medical and dental schools was signed into law by President Kennedy Tuesday.
The bill, the first major Kennedy measure to be passed by the 33th Congress, provides $226.4 million in federal loans and grants to medical and dental schools. The money may be used for student scholarships, for construction of new buildings, or for expansion of existing facilities.
George P. Berry, dean of the Harvard Medical School, endorsed the bill last March.
The measure was almost killed last spring when the House Rules Committee, by a 7-7 vote, prevented it from reaching the House floor. But after an alling committee member returned to work, the tie was broken and the bill sent to the House.