Medicine: Master Builder

Most socialized medicine enthusiasts, and a lot of people who never heard of socialized medicine, will read Paul de Kruif's Kaiser Wakes the Doctors (Harcourt, Brace; $2), out this week. Its 158 pages are an enthusiastic popularized account of the prepaid group medical care Shipbuilder Henry Kaiser and Dr. Sidney Garfield established for Kaiser workers. Throughout the book, De Kruif is an unabashed St. Paul, exhorting readers to faith, hope & charity for the new group medical revelation. Writes De Kruif: "Henry Kaiser stirred me to drop all else. . . to tell...

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