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December 11, 1948

A CALL TO ACTION AGAINST NATIONALIZATION OF MEDICINE

JAMA. 1948;138(15):1098-1099. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900150028008

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Abstract

One of the most fundamental actions taken by the House of Delegates at the Interim Session was the decision to assess every member of the Association $25 in order to provide a fund adequate for meeting the proposal of the present administration and particularly of the present Federal Security Administrator to nationalize the services of the medical profession through the enactment of a compulsory sickness insurance act covering every person in the United States.

Almost since the day of Mr. Truman's election Mr. Ewing has been engaging in a one man campaign in behalf of this legislation, speaking on the radio, granting interviews to the press, issuing announcements from his office and attempting to break down public confidence in the medical profession by every possible technic. In this activity he has leaned heavily on his brochure "The Nation's Health," which purports to be related in some manner to the National

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