Elsewhere in this issue appears an analysis prepared by the Bureau of Legal Medicine and Legislation of the American Medical Association of the proposed Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill for broadening the American social security program. The Board of Trustees and the newly created Council on Medical Service and Public Relations of the American Medical Association will, no doubt, give careful consideration in the near future to the policy of the Association regarding this specific measure. Arrangements will probably be considered for representation at hearings before the appropriate committees of the Senate and the House. Announcements made by the chairmen of the committees of the Senate and of the House in charge of the bill indicate that this legislation is not likely to come for consideration previously to the next session of Congress. In the meantime physicians should inform themselves concerning its genesis and its objectives.
In its evolution the Wagner-Murray-Dingell bill stems