Medicine: Racketeers, M.D.

New Yorkers were beginning to wonder just how pure the boasted ethics of the medical profession really are. When 175 Manhattan doctors were temporarily suspended from practicing in workmen's compensation cases last week, the total number of New York City's 16,000 physicians thus convicted of crooked dealing this year passed the 1,000 mark. (The figure might be even higher if 890 accused doctors now in uniform had not been excused from answering charges.) The suspensions were the result of a State drive against one of the nation's richest rackets: the "kickback" racket that...

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