Medicine: Cheap Doctoring

"Soviet medicine has demonstrated that socialism works in the medical field, and that it works well. It is a system that is full of promise for the future—for a very near future."

Such was the epilogue which the foremost living historian of medicine, Professor Ernest Sigerist of Johns Hopkins University added to a book on Socialized Medicine in the Soviet Union* published last fortnight. But to the anxious minds of orthodox U. S. doctors, Historian Sigerist's dictum was prologue to a blood-curdling new excursion into the practice of medicine which the U. S. Government...

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