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October 16, 1937


JAMA. 1937;109(16):1280-1281. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780420040012

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When the American Foundation Studies in Government obtained and published the views of numerous physicians concerning the present status and the future of medical practice, it was generally understood that conclusions would not be drawn and that a working program would not be proposed. The evidence was to be set forth with perhaps an analysis. Nevertheless, at the time of publication some earnest workers in the vineyard expressed the belief that certain deficiencies in the medical scheme were clearly apparent and that concrete proposals should be made which would have the approval of the medical profession and which might lead to governmental action. A conference was held in New York City. Later, as reported in the press, some of those present in the conference met with Mrs. Roosevelt and thereafter with the President of the United States. Still later a resolution from the House of Delegates of the New York

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