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October 28, 1933


JAMA. 1933;101(18):1395-1396. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740430041015

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In the annual report of the Milbank Memorial Fund for 1932, just made available, the secretary of that fund pays his respects to the attitude of the medical profession in relation to the final report of the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care. Mr. John A. Kingsbury recognizes that the committee failed to propose a comprehensive plan which would solve the basic problem with which it was concerned. He says:

This failure, cannot be ascribed wholly to a lack of vision or of courage on the part of all of its members; in all fairness, it should be said that much of the fault lay with obstructionists' tactics on the part of certain groups of physicians who generally control medical organizations and often are able to use the great prestige of these organizations to prevent, rather than to promote, the delivery of adequate medical services to all of the

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