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November 11, 1939

Health and Unemployment: Some Studies of Their Relationships

JAMA. 1939;113(20):1836. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800450058036

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The relationship of health to unemployment has been developed in the United States to a political issue. The authors realize, as they point out in their preface, that one question which must be considered side by side with the provision of medical care is that of nutrition. They say that, even if the network of medical nursing and hospital services is radically widened from its present coverage through health insurance, the doctor is still limited in his work by the physique and environment of his patients. The authors are convinced apparently that a national system of health insurance is fundamental to every other type of medical problem, and they have apparently accepted the statements by Falk as the basis for their conclusions.

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