Medicine: Careless Care for Veterans?

The nation owes every disabled war veteran the best possible medical care; hardly anyone would dispute that. Yet last week, as for weeks past, newspapers, medical journals, lay magazines and veterans' lobbies were asserting that the care U.S. veterans are getting is second-rate.

Mississippi's turkey-gobbler John E. Rankin, chairman of the House Veterans Committee, which has been "investigating" the hospitals, last week gave them a clean coat of whitewash, just as newsmen had predicted he would: "Our veterans are receiving fine treatment and handling...."

Eleanor Roosevelt looked straight at Representative Rankin and wrote in...