• Both industrial health plans and union health programs have been expanding to the point where each is now expressing its concern with the health of the whole man. In some instances, management has had to supply medical service that was not available in the community. Union health plans similarly run the gamut of possibilities, some offering only insurance and others providing medical care.
The conference method is a good and safe way to promote understanding and make genuine progress. Representatives of state medical societies, of management, and of labor have found it possible to discuss the basic issues frankly, and the meetings tend to dispel animosities and foster mutual respect.
Sawyer WA. RECENT SOCIOLOGIC TRENDS IN MEDICAL PRACTICE. JAMA. 1956;161(4):313–317. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970040011003