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The Panel Struggle
The amended offer by the minister of health is regarded by the panel physicians as a great victory, and by the representatives of the friendly societies as a surrender. Dr. Brackenbury, chairman of the Insurance Acts Committee of the British Medical Association, says: "We have won on all points on which we placed most importance, and gained an advance on the rest. On the whole, I think we have done very well. The main point, first, is that we have secured that the position of our remuneration and of medical benefit shall be in the form in which we wanted it. In the second place, we have secured that the remuneration of the physicians shall be determined on its merits, between the government and the profession and nobody else. The third point is in reference to the character of the inquiry by the royal commission into the
LONDON. JAMA. 1923;81(22):1890. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650220060018
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