Medicine: John Bull, M.D.

"From womb to tomb" was the British phrase for it. When Sir William Beveridge (in 1942) put out his famous plan,* its socialistic scheme for insurance and medical care was sponsored by a Conservative-led coalition government. Last week, under the more appropriate aegis of the Labor government, a National Health Service Act initiated by the Beveridge Report went into effect. For every man, woman & child in the United Kingdom, all medical care would be free, in a Socialist sense (paid out of taxes): doctors' and dentists' services, drugs, hospital beds, eyeglasses, artificial legs.

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