Medicine: Institutions & Individuals

Sociology and Medicine met head on this week when the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care finally published its recommendations for the re-organization of the practice of medicine in the U. S.

President Hoover went out of his way to "commend a careful study of this report to the professional and community leaders throughout the United States."

Traditionally U. S. doctors, like U. S. farmers, are pugnaciously individualistic. Their practice has been on a personal doctor-&-patient basis. To maintain this, doctors have banded themselves into one of the most powerful and beneficial institutions...

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