Medicine: Terrible Old Reactionary

A successful surgeon with his own private practice is Professor Bertram Bernheim of Johns Hopkins. But he does not have much faith in the U. S. system of private medical care. He sees the public asking for more adequate, low-cost medical service, sees national health insurance coming, and he wants his colleagues to prepare for the future, lest laymen take over "the big business of medicine."

This week in a startling book, Medicine At the Crossroads,† with a warp of drastic criticism and a moderate woof of diplomacy, Dr. Bernheim ripped into the medical...

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