Medicine: Physicians, Inc.

Physicians are organization men as well as healers, and last week the American Medical Association packed some 12,000 of its 170,000 members into Atlantic City, N.J. for its 108th annual meeting. Most distinguished of the 15,000 guests—mostly wives, nurses, medical students, vendors of drugs—was President (and grateful, well-recovered Patient) Dwight D. Eisenhower, who used the annual-dinner dais as a plate for another swing against inflation (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS).

Ike gave the doctors the needle: "The medical profession, as much as any other, has a vital interest in preventing inflation. Certainly it wants to provide its services for a fee within the range...

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