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December 4, 1948

Rural Health and Medical Care

JAMA. 1948;138(14):1065. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02900140057028

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The disappearance of physicians from many villages, coincident with the passing of the horse and buggy era, served to direct attention to the rapidly changing relation between a dynamic medical science and the society, which it sought to serve.

The thinking of those who formulated solutions to apparent maladjustments in earning capacity and social opportunity available to our people reached divergent conclusions usually by following dissimilar paths of reasoning. The research technic is usually considered a search for truth, which is established by the searching analysis of research material. The same technic can be utilized to bolster an opinion previously held.

Following the first World War, the sudden collapse in realty values brought hardship and financial ruin to many. The continuing inequity between the price received and the price he had to pay made the farmer acutely aware of his need for economic parity with labor and capital. It was

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