Medicine: Portent

Last week saw a. portent in U.S. medicine — a new medical organization which claimed members in 48 states. Its name: the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons. Its aim: defeat of any Government group medicine.

The association got its start last winter when the Lake County (Ind.) Medical Society, paralleling the conservative National Physicians Committee, decided to combat the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill (now in Congressional committees), which proposes Government medical insurance for most U.S. citizens. In February the association launched a drive for members at $10 a head. The current Medical Economics reports that several county medical societies have joined en bloc.


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