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December 25, 1948

THE ASSESSMENT AND PUBLIC OPINION

JAMA. 1948;138(17):1230-1231. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900170024010

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Abstract

Chief among the subjects discussed by doctors since the interim session of the House of Delegates in St. Louis has been the assessment of twenty-five dollars per member voted at that session. Few indeed are adverse comments from members of the medical profession. Most physicians who have expressed their views feel that they want to participate fully in the campaign of education that will be financed by these funds. Some few physicians have said that they do not favor the assessment.

Opposition to the point of view of the medical profession of long standing, such as that from the Committee on the Nation's Health, Senator Murray, Congressman Dingell and the so-called Committee of Physicians for the Improvement of Medical Care, Inc., might have been anticipated; they are merely running true to form; their strength is but little either in numbers or in medical support. From many of the state medical

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