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August 13, 1955

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1955;158(15):1372-1374. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960150042016

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Abstract

SOCIAL SECURITY  In the July, 1955, issue of the World Medical Journal is a statement on social security by Dr. Louis H. Bauer, secretary general of the World Medical Association. This subject is currently of much interest to doctors in the United States, and Dr. Bauer's statement is reproduced for this reason.—Ed.In the field of social security the same struggle seems to go on and on. Governments and social security bodies are on one side and the medical profession on the other.There is, of course, no more popular issue for politicians than the subject of medical care. It has an emotional appeal that attracts votes. It is easy for politicians to promise the world surrounded by a fence of gold, particularly when they are promising the delivery of the services of another group. That they cannot deliver on their promises does not bother them at all. They

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