Medicine: Plan & Poise

In the last few years, while one third of the population has lacked adequate medical attention, thousands of doctors have twiddled impecunious thumbs in empty offices. The American Medical Association has talked much, done little. Last year revolt rocked the genteel profession when 430 doctors, with big names and big practices, demanded that the A. M. A. pay more attention to the social problems of medicine, urged that the Government step in to help doctors as well as patients.

Answering this challenge, President Roosevelt last February published a detailed report of the nation's health...

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