Medicine: Panel Doctors

In the dusty brick headquarters of the American Medical Association in Chicago there is a large office file on the subject of paternalism in medicine. President William Gerry Morgan of the Association has excerpts from that file in his fashionable offices on I Street, Washington. Some evenings he takes them to his home around the corner to study, or to his office at Georgetown University, where he lectures on diseases of the digestive tract.

The records show a gradual spread of institutional medicine in the U. S.,...

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