Medicine: No Time to Retire

Dr. Morris Fishbein, long the big mouthpiece of the American Medical Association and self-appointed spokesman of organized U.S. medicine, finally found his forum cut from under him. Since his A.M.A. bosses clamped a tight muzzle on him last summer (TIME, June 20), it had not been much of a forum. This week, well aware that he was no longer welcome in it, Morris Fishbein resigned the editorship of the Journal and half a dozen other A.M.A. publications.

At 60, squat, articulate Dr. Fishbein was still full of energy and plans. Said he: "I don't...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!