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March 29, 1947


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Editor, Journal of the American Medical Association and Hygeia, the Health Magazine Chicago

JAMA. 1947;133(13):923-935. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.62880130001005

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CHAPTER 21. Changing Views of Sickness Insurance  1920-19241920

NEW ORLEANS  By the end of 1919 correspondence began to reach The Journal opposing the reports that had been issued by the Council on Health and Public Instruction and by its subcommittee on social insurance. The writers charged that these reports were unscientific and more in the nature of propaganda for compulsory health insurance than scientific studies. Comparisons had revealed that many of the statements presented in the pamphlets published by the Council could be found in the propaganda issued by the American Association for Labor Legislation. Attack centered particularly on I. M. Rubinow, who had been secretary of the subcommittee on social insurance and who was responsible for most of the pamphlets. Circulation of the pamphlets was promptly discontinued. It was discovered, incidentally, that Dr. I. M. Rubinow was at the same time in the employ of the American Association

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