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The reader of this book can scarcely fail to be impressed with the idea that the purpose of the book, coming as it did so closely on the heels of the Report of the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care, is to bolster the views expressed in the majority report of that committee. Although the report mentioned is referred to frequently, nothing is said about the fact that the views contained in the majority report were not unanimously concurred in; actually, of course, there were two minority reports, one of them signed by a considerable number of the physicians on the committee who are engaged in treating the sick, and two dissenting opinions by laymen who would not sign the majority report.
The author of this book is the director of the Twentieth Century Fund, Inc., the founder of which, Edward A. Filene, was greatly interested in developing the
How to Budget Health: Guilds for Doctors and Patients.. JAMA. 1933;100(13):1060. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740130064035