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August 16, 1930


JAMA. 1930;95(7):543-544. doi:10.1001/jama.1930.02720070081022

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Representative Meeting of the British Medical Association: A Deeper Plunge into Medical Socialism  Though the British Medical Association will meet this year in Winnipeg, the representative meeting was held in London. It was of unusual importance because a decision had to be taken on the momentous question whether to take part in or to oppose a great extension of medical socialism. In a previous letter (May 17, p. 1612) a scheme brought forward by the council of the association to provide a medical service available for all classes was described. This would constitute a great expansion of the medical socialism already in existence in the form of the national health insurance act (which is confined to manual workers and employed persons earning small salaries), the medical treatment of school children, and child and maternity welfare schemes. England is now in a socialistic period and it is to socialism and its

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