Medicine: Health by Contract

Across the land last week sounded the medical world's unceasing word war over ''socialized medicine." In Sacramento, Calif., Secretary John A. Kingsbury of Manhattan's Milbank Memorial Fund cried to the Western Hospital Association: "Our primary problem is not how to furnish financial assistance to the poor, but to enable those who cannot buy medical care as individuals to buy it as groups."

In Manhattan, joined by a dozen other physicians, Chairman Harry Weinstein of the Physicians & Allied Professions Political League charged the Milbank Fund with "underhanded assault" in its propagandizing,...

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