Medicine: Schizophrenia at the A.M.A.

The American Medical Association, long under attack by liberals and now by the radical left as an obstacle to medical progress and a bastion of money-minded reaction, displayed a split personality at its annual convention in Chicago last week.

Hoping to ward off a repetition of last year's invasion by protesters, the A.M.A. had scheduled an opening-day public forum at which consumer groups were invited to air their complaints. The tactic failed. Immediately after the call to order, 30 to 40 dissidents took over the platform and microphones, elected their own chairman, and turned the forum into a farce. While the panel...

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