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October 11, 1947


JAMA. 1947;135(6):375. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02890060055021

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To the Editor:—  In your editorial "Propaganda Activities of Government Agencies" appearing in The Journal, August 9, page 1240, you state that the Physicians Forum is "said to be a propaganda agency for the Wagner-Murray-Dingell Bill." You further quote the House committee as finding "that most of this literature, as distributed by... the Physicians Forum, originated in the Bureau of Research and Statistics of the Social Security Board...."The Journal has quoted the report of the Committee on Expenditures in the Executive Departments and therefore cannot be accused of originating these statements. The fact remains, however, that both these statements are incorrect, and the committee is completely in error in its findings.The Physicians Forum was founded before the introduction of the first Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill and is an organization of physicians interested in all phases of medical care. The Forum believes that national health insurance is the only ultimate

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