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July 15, 1933

Recent Social Trends in the United States. Report of the President's Research Committee on Social Trends.

JAMA. 1933;101(3):235. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740280055037

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This is a great symposium of views by leading authorities as to the trend of various interests in this country during the last twenty-five years. The essays and sketches are exceedingly uneven in their content and presentation. Particularly unfortunate was the choice of Harry H. Moore, director of the work of the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care, to prepare the section on medicine. Mr. Moore was long since committed to a certain definite point of view which has not changed, and his contribution to this series merely serves to emphasize further his personal bias for state medicine. It is true that there has been a trend toward state medicine, but it might be well in connection with the discussion of this trend to point out that the vast majority of the American medical profession is opposed to the trend and that nothing is inevitable in the field of

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