Medicine: The A.M.A. & the U.S.A.

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U.S. medicine matches any in the world and tops most—a fact that, wholesomely enough, leaves U.S. doctors eager to make it even better. To improve the distribution of good treatment, the organization of medicine is in a state of headlong change, from stressing the general practitioner and his elastic fee to stressing group practice by specialists with most costs prepaid. Last week the American Medical Association, a group not prone to accept change gladly, acknowledged the trend by installing as president a group-practice specialist who says that "medicine cannot be blind...

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