Medicine: Welfare Island

How is the British National Health Service Act working out? Editor John W. McPherrin of the American Druggist (circ. 57,000) decided to see for himself.

In five weeks he traveled 1,600 miles around England, Scotland & Wales. Lugging a 28-lb. tape-recording machine, greying Editor McPherrin, 51, took down the opinions of Britons in pubs and chemists' shops. He lost ten of his 155 pounds, never paused for sightseeing, and brought back enough material to fill the whole July issue of his magazine. Net observation: the Health Act, which went into effect just a year ago, is popular with most Britons but is...

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