Medicine: Almost Revolutionary

In Washington last July, Josephine Roche, former head of Federal health activities, told members of a National Health Conference that the Government proposed to embark on a ten-year public health program, to appropriate $850,000,000 annually for the job (TIME, Aug. 1). Lay delegates heartily approved, but officials of the American Medical Association bitterly objected to "centralization of control of medical service by any State agency."

Last week 100 members of the House of Delegates, supreme A. M. A. body, met in extraordinary session with 400 officials of local medical organizations in the...