The physician deals with individuals one at a time. It is natural for him to consider group plans or undertakings as alien to his and his patient's welfare. Yet medicine is a public service function and the present social revolution is involving medicine, whether or not the physician desires it. Recent medical organizational and legislative events relate to concepts of comprehensive medicine and personal physician. Health arguments based on substantial differences are shaping the future of physicians and their practice.
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