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December 3, 1932


JAMA. 1932;99(23):1950-1952. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740750052015

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This week the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care completed its five year study and made available a final report. An abstract and analysis of the report appears under Medical Economics in this issue of The Journal. The recommendations of the majority of the committee will not come as a surprise to the thousands of physicians who have followed closely the trend of the studies as indicated by the reports published from time to time since 1927. The director of the work, Harry H. Moore, Ph.D., published a book called "American Medicine and the People's Health," which revealed his personal bias for insurance schemes and, indeed, for governmental practice. So definite was the trend of the committee's studies in this direction that one must view the expenditure of almost a million dollars by the committee and its final report with mingled amusement and regret. A colored boy spent a

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