Medicine: Doctors into Civil Servants

Financially speaking, it may soon be a simple matter to get a doctor in England. John Bull & family will stroll down to the "health center" in High Street, consult their own doctor, or dentist perhaps, among several practicing under one roof, pick up their neatly labeled prescriptions—and walk out without paying a single tuppence.

Such a rainbow's-end prospect was offered last week to Britons, who have long suffered from an inadequate health system. Health Minister Aneurin Bevan planked down before Parliament his long-expected National Health Service Bill, which promises care for every man, woman & child from womb to tomb—to start...

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