Medicine: Just Helping Out

Many a U.S. citizen fumed and sputtered last week when he read that a Milwaukee doctor was hauling down $1,125 a day, and an Omaha colleague was making $450 a day, just for X-raying the chests of Arrfly recruits. The Army's explanation was disarmingly simple. For World War II the Army had been prepared: it got its own X-ray machines and did the job itself, except for a few spots where civilian radiologists had to be hired by the day. But after the war the Army had sold too many X-ray machines as surplus. Now, at many induction centers, it couldn't...

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