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volumes of outstanding analyses and
recommendations, unfortunately based on
old figures and facts, as the Commission
did not make any new surveys on sickness
or do any fresh studies.
What were the figures they used?
Oh, some of them were done in the '30s. You see,
we couldn't get the Survey of Sickness
Bill through, so there was no mechanism
for surveying what the...
It would have taken a stupendous effort to
Yes, it would have been an enormous effort.
However, essentially the recommendations were
liberal and comprehensive. Gorman's
patience, zeal and talent in seeing the
whole thing through with all the
problems of conflicting personalities
and ideas were greatly appreciated by
me. A summary of the President's
Commission's recommendations follows:
“In order to improve the organization of health
services, we therefore recommend that:
A. For general physicians:
1. An intensive field study of the general
physician's work, conditions of work,
education, training, and economic status
be made through the cooperative endeavor
of such authoritative bodies as the
American Medical Association, the U.S.
Public Health Service, the American
Academy of General Practice, the
Association of American Medical
Colleges, the American College of
Surgeons, the American College of
Physicians, and the American Public
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