Doctors vs. Health, 1939

A comprehensive article on the American Medical Association’s opposition to the establishment of health co-ops, from the March, 1939 issue of the short-lived but very interesting Ken magazine.

… He advances and begins, electrically: “Ladies and gentleman, I have listened in the speech of the gentlemen who preceded me for a statement of the grave deficiencies in medical care which it should be the dominant purpose of this meeting to consider. No one would imagine, from anything that he has said, that in this country at the present time there are millions of people with virtually no medical care whatever…

Click and zoom for a closer look.

~ by lolarusa on February 17, 2011.

One Response to “Doctors vs. Health, 1939”

  1. One of the best (and most underrated) magazines of the 1930’s. Published by Arnold Gingrich (Esquire) with the likes of Ernest Hemingway as contributing Editor, they pulled absolutely NO punches. Sadly, they were only around for a couple of years. Articles like the above were commonplace for them. Brilliant stuff – keep it coming.


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