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May 5, 1945

Current Comment

JAMA. 1945;128(1):32-33. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860180034013

EDITORIALS FOR EDITORS  The National Physicians Committee has recently begun publication, in several of the periodicals devoted to the interests of the press and to the journalistic profession, of a series of announcements that present the point of view of the medical profession in relation to social security and medical care. The first of these advertisements, entitled "Guardians of a Priceless Heritage," emphasizes the importance of preserving the sanctity of the human personality and the subordination of the state in the maintenance of democracy. It points out that the placing of medical care under the federal government would not necessarily regiment the medical profession but would quite certainly regiment the public as far as medical care is concerned. The second announcement, entitled "Social Security," urges editors to interpret for the people the meaning of the laws relating to social security. This announcement emphasizes that payments are made in cash under