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November 2, 1935

Socialization of Medicine

JAMA. 1935;105(18):1459. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760440069035

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The H. W. Wilson Company has for some years prepared under the general title "The Reference Shelf" a series of reference and guide books for debaters on various topics. The present volume on socialized medicine provides two excellent briefs for the affirmative and negative sides of the subject, a fairly extensive but well selected bibliography, definitions to guide debaters in their understanding of the topic to be discussed, and then a number of reprints of various articles by physicians, social workers and economists on this subject. These articles are divided into general discussions, affirmative discussion and negative references. It is exceedingly interesting to find the names of John A. Kingsbury and Rufus Rorem among those whose articles are put on the negative side. What a gnashing of teeth there will be when these gentlemen find where they have been located! Presumably Mr. Kingsbury was put into the negative side because

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