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November 23, 1912

THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION

JAMA. 1912;LIX(21):1890-1895. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270110304023
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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23, 1912

SOCIALIZING THE BRITISH MEDICAL PROFESSION  As our readers are aware, if they have followed our London letter from week to week, a bitter conflict has been going on in Great Britain over the terms of the so-called Insurance Act. It is a peculiar fact that although this law is probably the most revolutionary, so far as medical practice is concerned, of any measure yet introduced in any English-speaking country, the controversy between the government and the physicians has been almost entirely over the question of compensation, and not over the principles on which the law is based. And yet, if we are not mistaken, this law marks the beginning of the end of the old system of the individual practice of medicine

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