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November 5, 1955


JAMA. 1955;159(10):1054-1056. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960270074028

SOCIAL SECURITY IN THE FIELD OF HEALTH CARE— ITS BACKGROUND AND PROSPECTS  Dag Knutson, M.D., Stockholm, SwedenMuch has been written about the medical profession and its relations to "the outer world," in particular that part of it which deals with social security, of which a great deal falls within the scope of medical activities. What has been placed before the eyes of the attentive reader discloses that little love seems to be lost between the profession and those whose calling it is to provide social security and to extend it to ever greater parts of the population through collective means. In only a few countries do these two groups seem to work together in harmony and produce documents of real value.

RELATIONS OF DOCTORS AND SOCIAL PLANNERS  In principle doctors are naturally anything but opposed to the idea of security for the population; it would indeed be remarkable if

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