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September 7, 1957

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JAMA. 1957;165(1):96-97. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980190098029
Abstract

THE ADVANTAGES OF PRIVATE MEDICAL CARE 

Sonia Gustavson  "May the love for my art actuate me at all times; may neither avarice, nor miserliness, nor thirst for glory, nor for a great reputation engage my mind; for the enemies of Truth and Philanthropy could easily deceive me and make me forgetful of my lofty aim of doing good to Thy children."1The art of medicine is the Great Art. Its practicers are dedicated; its appreciators are fervent. Surely it is the wish of all thinking, discerning men that members of the medical profession know an atmosphere which will enable them to maintain the high quality of health care that they are giving Americans at the present time. That atmosphere is one which is free from government control or intrusion. American medical men possess this freedom now, and they must continue to possess it....Since the founding of our nation,

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