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"FULL STEAM" OR CAUTION IN SOCIAL SECURITY

JAMA. 1936;106(20):1737. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770200043018.
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When the Committee on the Costs of Medical Care brought in its final report, The Journal1 pointed out that the choice seemed to lie with the medical profession and the public as to whether or not changes in the nature of medical practice were to come by evolution or by revolution. In the years that have elapsed, the public seems wisely to have chosen to proceed cautiously and carefully rather than to order "full steam ahead." Nevertheless, proponents of socialized medicine continue to urge and to make propaganda for the revolution that the medical profession and the public want to avoid. Conspicuous among those who demand haste are Michael Davis, representing the Rosenwald Foundation; Nathan Sinai, who has at various times represented various groups, and Dr. Hugh Cabot, who seems mostly to represent himself.

In a recent discussion on the subject of social security, held in the Graduate School

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