Medicine: Off Ag'in, On Ag'in

The 12,000 doctors who attended the American Medical Association's 100th annual convention were prepared to fix their attention on matters medical, confident that their great battle against "socialized medicine" had been won. At the outset, retiring President Elmer L. Henderson announced that the husband & wife team of Whitaker & Baxter, who have run A.M.A.'s high-powered propaganda campaign against compulsory health insurance, had finished their job. Said Surgeon Henderson: "As of now, we have defeated the efforts to socialize medicine."

"We're like surgeons in public relations," explained platinum-haired Clem Whitaker, who got $100,000 a year for running the $4,500,000 campaign. "We perform...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

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 TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

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