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December 8, 1945

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1945;129(15):1039-1041. doi:10.1001/jama.1945.02860490051017

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Nov. 3, 1945.

The Prime Minister and the Medical Profession  At the Harveian commemoration dinner of the Royal College of Physicians the Prime Minister, Mr. Attlee, in proposing the toast of the college, remarked that Lord Moran, the president, had rendered a special service during the war years when the war cabinet was often anxious about Mr. Churchill because of his vigorous traveling habits. It was always a comfort to them to know that in those expeditions he was in the care of Lord Moran. In regard to the government's proposals for a national health service Mr. Attlee regretted that he was not able to announce them at present, but whatever might be the difficulties of agreeing on the practical means for attaining the ends, the ends themselves were, he believed, approved by the whole country. What the government sought was a service which would

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