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October 16, 1943


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105 Rutledge Avenue, Charleston 16, S. C.

JAMA. 1943;123(7):436. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840420048020

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To the Editor:—  The students of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina in discussion the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill have decided that it is a treacherous piece of legislation and that it would not only shackle the medical profession but lead to totalitarianism.A meeting of the student body was called on August 13, at which time the following resolution was unanimously adopted: "We, the medical students of the Medical College of the State of South Carolina, assembled for the purpose of discussing the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill (U. S. Senate bill No. 1161) now introduced in congress, are alarmed at the obvious intention to establish state operation of medical services in such a totalitarian fashion under the sole direction of one person."A committee to outline and initiate action against the bill was formed and immediately began to function. Brief outlines of the bill were written together with letters to

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