December 15, 1956


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U. S. Navy U. S. Naval Air Station Lakehurst, N. J.

JAMA. 1956;162(16):1492. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970330063025

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To the Editor:—  Enclosed are two pamphlets on social security (Poirot, P. L.: Social Security, New York, the Foundation for Economic Education, Inc., 1954. Manion, C. E.: The Social Security Tax, reprinted from Ideas on Liberty, no. 3, November, 1955, New York, the Foundation for Economic Education, Inc. ). I am forwarding them after seeing in The Journal the articles by Webster and Coffey entitled "Social In-Security— The Trap Awaiting the Young M.D." in the Sept. 15 and 22 issues, pages 231 and 426 respectively. They discuss thoroughly the economic aspects of social security. Would it not now be appropriate to point out some of the moral, constitutional, and basic Americanism aspects of this monstrosity? These two articles may be reprinted without the necessity of applying for permission, which, in any event, would be freely given and which could aid physicians in making up their minds on this matter.

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