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To the Editor:—
Although fully aware that it is easier to criticize than to create, I could not resist the temptation to express my opinion on our present-day medical profession. I think that we have succumbed to the inertia of easy living that has drugged the rest of the population into gradually accepting the something-for-nothing philosophy as the normal way of life. We are drifting with them into an all-inclusive socialistic mediocrity because of laziness, inertia, complacency, and unwillingness to take a risk. Actually, we should be the nucleus of resistance to this current, but money and its acquisition has made us not only indifferent but really hostile toward any person or organization that attempts to stem the flow. Unfortunately, it is this very attitude that hastens the loss of material assets because it lays us open to the blandishments of medically ignorant but worldly wise conspirators and visionaries. The
SOCIAL SECURITY. JAMA. 1955;157(1):77. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950180079024
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