June 21, 1937

"Only a handful of the 9.200 doctors who attended the convention of the American Medical Association last week at Atlantic City knew beforehand that President Roosevelt had been discussing a plan to Federalize their entire profession." Dr. Morris Fishbein of Chicago, editor of A.M.A. publications and spokesman for medical orthodoxy said that due to the nature of medicine, "it is practiced as an art and as a science, without any reference to hours of work or any fixed formula for its administration... the quetions which we must answer for ourselves and for the people is simply the question as to whether medicine shall remain a profession or become a trade" (26).

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