Foreign News: Unsocialist

Ernie Bevin, a Socialist for 46 years, got scolded last week for conduct unbecoming a Socialist. Britain's ailing Foreign Secretary has lately undergone two operations for hemorrhoids; each time he went to a private hospital. Under the British socialized-medicine scheme, he could have picked any Health Service hospital and had a free room, a free operation and free nursing.

Medicine Today and Tomorrow, the journal of Britain's Socialist Medical Association, criticized Bevin for "having his unfortunate illness treated at two places outside the National Health Service." It added accusingly: "He is not the only person prominent in the Labor movement who has...

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