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January 4, 1958


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85 Park St. Montclair, N. J.

JAMA. 1958;166(1):82. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.02990010084021

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To the Editor:—  Pressure groups in and out of organized medicine have stepped up their campaign to sell physicians social security. This, in spite of the fact that for the first time in its history Uncle Sam's vast social security system will dole out more in benefits than it collects in payroll taxes. Foremost in the lobby groups for the compulsory inclusion of all doctors in social security is the Physicians Forum, Inc. One might well overlook this group as being small and socialist-inspired, but their persuasiveness for the gullible cannot be discounted. This organization recently put on an intensive drive by issuing a four-page booklet entitled "Social Security for Doctors." Perhaps you received one. The vision of retirement annuities and cheap life insurance for next to nothing is all included. To swallow the bait one has only to conform to medical mediocrity and surrender a few essential liberties. No

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