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March 31, 1951


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Managing Director, Insurance Economic Society of America.

JAMA. 1951;145(13):974-978. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.72920310001008

I believe, and I think you will agree, that so far as government compulsory medical care is concerned, on the federal front the doctors of this Country have, in the short period of two years, made their own case against so-called socialized medicine, or as we know it —medical dictation and direction by bureaucracy.

As a representative of another great profession I salute you doctors for the thought-provoking campaign of education that you have been carrying on in the interests of the American people and for the future of our country. It has been my pleasure to have worked closely with the medical profession in this campaign, and I say in all sincerity much has been accomplished in the battle against socialism; but more problems lie ahead.

American medicine does not stand alone. In your publicity campaign last October, for the first time in American history, people in all walks

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