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September 6, 1941

Medical News

JAMA. 1941;117(10):872-875. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820360054019

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Club Members Oppose Compulsory Sickness Insurance.—  Members of the Commonwealth Club of California voted opposition to the "establishment by government of a system of compulsory sickness insurance" in a membership poll completed July 29, a release from San Francisco announces. To the question "Do you favor the establishment by government of a system of compulsory sickness insurance (health insurance)?" 871 members voted "No" and 491 members voted "Yes." Ballots on this question were mailed to all of the club's 4,400 members following a study by the public health section and publication of reports for and against the issue.

Well Baby Program.—  The University of California Medical School, San Francisco, and the state department of health are cooperating in the expansion of child health work in the state. A step in the plan was the appointment of Dr. Sydney Sinclair, formerly instructor in pediatrics, Yale University School of Medicine, New

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