Medicine: THE PLIGHT OF THE BLACK DOCTOR

FOR the members of the National Medical Association, 95% of them Negro, President Johnson's unheralded visit to their annual convention last week was the most signal recognition their organization had witnessed in all its 73 years. The 2,800 delegates and their guests roared approval as the President listed among his "five new freedoms" the right of every citizen "to get all the education that he can absorb." Equally attractive was the declared "right of every American to as healthy a life as modern medicine can provide." The N.M.A. had won a different sort of recognition earlier in the week simply by...

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