Medicine: Cease & Desist

Organized medicine snorted "politics" when Harry Truman set up his Commission on the Health Needs of the Nation last winter, and it looked askance at Wisconsin's Surgeon Paul B. Magnuson, member in good standing of the American Medical Association, for agreeing to serve as the commission's chairman. Last week Dr. Magnuson offered his critics some advice. When he took the job, said Magnuson, he was "unalterably opposed to compulsory national health insurance"; after taking 8,000 pages of evidence, he was of the same opinion still. But, he told the District of Columbia Medical Society:

"It is our plain and simple duty as...

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