Who Pays the Doctor?

Seham, Max
July 1956
New Republic;7/9/56, Vol. 135 Issue 2, p10
The article presents a discussion on private practice of medical services. With the industrial revolution, the number of medically indigent rapidly increased in our own country, and simultaneously medical care became more expensive. In order to survive, the private practitioner had to adopt business methods in keeping with the competitive spirit. With the great advances in scientific medicine, medical diagnosis and treatment have become much more expensive. The quality of work done and the time given, whether in business or in medicine, does not depend upon the method of remuneration but upon the sense of duty, the devotion to the work and the special capacities of the individual.


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