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January 3, 1931


JAMA. 1931;96(1):49-50. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720270051021

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Medical Socialists Bring Forward Their Scheme  In the letter published in The Journal, Aug. 16, 1930, it was explained that the British Medical Association was advocating a deeper plunge into medical socialism in the form of extension of the national health insurance act to all classes, not because either the profession or the association desires such a change but because in the present socialistic phase of British politics it is regarded as inevitable and should take place on lines acceptable to the profession. But at the same time there is in the profession a body of true socialists who want socialism in medicine as well as in everything else and in medicine something more thoroughgoing than the scheme of the British Medical Association. They have formed an organization known as the National Medical Service Association and though their number is small their influence with the present socialist government must be

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