Medicine: Doctors in Politics

Fortnight ago every one of the members of the New York County Medical Society* received a ballot stating : "If under Proposition Four of [Senator Wagner's] . . . National Health Program, money is made available to New York State to provide care for the low-income earning groups, do you favor the delivery of this medical care by means of compulsory health insurance?"

Last week when the votes were tallied, society officers found that nearly two-thirds of the 4,800 members ignored the ballot, failed to vote. Final figures: 1,286 against compulsory health insurance, 432 in...

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