ARMED FORCES: Fighting Doctor

Just about everybody seemed to be in favor of sweeping with a wide broom through the nation's military hospitals. Defense Secretary Louis Johnson was sure that he could save more than $25 million by closing down five of them and reducing the staff of 13 other military and naval hospitals. He had behind him the documented findings of the Hoover Commission, which were studded with instances where one branch of the service reared up costly hospitals in areas where another service had long wards of empty beds. Who was blocking these reforms?...

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