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May 21, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(21):1824-1825. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730470046021

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The Menace of Complete Medical Socialism Passes  The growth of medical socialism in England, in the form of the various free clinics for maternity and child welfare, tuberculosis and venereal diseases and in the National Health Insurance Acts, has often been commented on in previous letters to The Journal. Finally came, two years ago, the scheme of the British Medical Association of a medical service to be provided by the state for all. This scheme was produced not because of any desire of the profession or of the Association for complete medical socialism but as a lesser evil than some scheme which might be foisted on the profession by the socialist government then in office. With the crushing defeat of the socialist party when the country began to realize the ruin threatened by their prodigal expenditure, the menace of complete medical socialism has passed for the time, but it remains

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