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August 19, 1950

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1950;143(16):1420-1434. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910510038017
Abstract

MEDICAL CARE IN ENGLAND UNDER THE NATIONAL HEALTH SERVICE 

Report to the Board of Trustees of the American Medical Association  WALTER B. MARTIN, M.D. Norfolk, Va. GROVER C. PENBERTHY, M.D. Detroit HEYWORTH N. SANFORD, M.D. Chicago ULRICH R. BRYNER, M.D. Salt Lake City and CARL M. PETERSON, M.D. Chicago

MISSION  On July 5, 1948, "The Appointed Day,"1 the National Health Service Act of 1946 went into effect in England, Scotland and Wales. This had been preceded by a long period of controversy between the organized medical profession in England and the Ministry of Health. The course of this discussion was followed with much interest in the United States, and it was with some surprise that we learned of the collapse of

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