Medicine: Nationalized Doctors?

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Only a handful of the 9,200 doctors who attended the convention of the American Medical Association last week at Atlantic City knew beforehand that President Roosevelt had been discussing a plan to Federalize their entire profession.

First intimation of that momentous idea occurred April 8 when the President sat down in the White House with three curious groups: 1) Mrs. Roosevelt and her friend Esther Everett Lape, manager of the American Foundation which Mrs. Mary Louise Curtis Bok finances out of Saturday Evening Post profits; 2) the Nation's official doctors—Surgeon...