Medicine: National Health Program

Last summer Congress appropriated $1,500,000 for a campaign against cancer (TIME, Aug. 16). Last week the Senate Commerce Committee decided that the Government ought to spend $9,000,000 in the next two years to bring syphilis under control. The American Medical Association, whose members mortally hate all governmental control of a doctor's relations with his patients, viewed these tactics with alarm.

An even bigger & blacker portent, in A. M. A. eyes, was the recommendation which Surgeon General Parran's former superior in the Treasury Department, Sociologist Josephine Roche, last week made to the President: that...

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