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February 19, 1955


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2929 Werk Rd. Cincinnati 11.

JAMA. 1955;157(8):679-680. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950250053020

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To the Editor:—  I have just read a letter in The Journal of Jan. 1, 1955, page 77, by Dr. Louis Keating, a councilman of Yonkers, N. Y. Dr. Keating airs some of his beliefs pertaining to social security legislation and how this specifically affects physicians. I consider this a very controversial subject, and I am sure that Dr. Keating realizes that many of his colleagues will disagree with both him and me. With all due respect to the doctor, I would like to present my viewpoint and even, if I may, some criticism, or perhaps I should say some questioning of his statements.Dr. Keating says that he is a nonconformer by race, birth, and choice. I am not sure what is a nonconforming race or birth. And why should anyone choose to be a nonconformer without mention of the thing not being conformed with? He looks on social

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