Medicine: Capsules, Dec. 15, 1952

The President's year-old Commission on the Health Needs of the Nation will hand its report to Harry Truman next week, Revealing this. Chairman Paul Magnuson tipped the commission's hand: instead of recommending a compulsory national health service, it will advocate all-out expansion of voluntary prepayment health plans, with health centers (run by local doctors) dotting the country.

¶ U.S. doctors' incomes are zooming: a sample of 8,000 of them reported to Medical Economics that they had grossed an average of $25,000 last year, deducted $10,000 for expenses, paid $3,000 taxes, and found $12,000...

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