Medicine: Unmistakably & Emphatically

Last fall, shortly after President Roosevelt called a National Health Conference in Washington, the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association met in Chicago to consider the recommendations of the conference. Although A.M.A. spokesmen had been hostile to any suggestion of "Federal interference" in medicine, the House made an about-face in Chicago, indicated their approval of: Government care for indigent patients, expansion of public health services, construction of Federal hospitals where needed, expansion of voluntary health insurance schemes. Their only remaining objection was to compulsory health insurance which was discussed at the conference.

In February, Senator Robert F. Wagner of New...

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