Medicine: Dutch-Uncle Talk

Elder Statesman Bernard M. Baruch is a doctor's son. In the last few years, vigorous, health-minded Bernie Baruch has given millions for the advancement of medical education and research. Last week he talked like a Dutch uncle to a Manhattan gathering of 600 medicos and hospital administrators. It is high time, he said, that doctors give up their stiff-necked opposition to compulsory health insurance.

As President Roosevelt's wartime manpower investigator, he was "shocked to learn that at least 4,000,000 men had been rejected as 4Fs." He was also shocked by a prewar American Medical Association finding that two-thirds of U.S. families could...

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