Pressure Groups: Doctors' Dilemma

The country may well suffer from what President Nixon calls "a massive crisis" in public health. If so, the national malady does not seem to be of undue concern to the American Medical Association. At the A.M.A.'s semiannual convention last week in Manhattan's Coliseum, the members came equipped with the usual bag of proposals to block "socialized medicine." It was not to be business as usual, however. Just after the predominantly white, middle-aged doctors had joined in a 30-minute tribute to the flag, a strident group of young medical students, doctors and...

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