Polio and Principles

Johnson, Gerald W.
July 1955
New Republic;7/4/55, Vol. 133 Issue 1, p15
The article highlights the U.S. health policy expert's reluctance in waging free Polio vaccination campaigns. The free Polio vaccination campaigns by Denmark and Canada has been termed by Americans as "socialized medicine" and "creeping socialism." It is noted that the administration has avoided being saddled with any additional responsibility for the health of the nation's children and, second, that no member of the American Medical Association will be subjected to the humiliation of receiving his pay-check from the federal government instead of from an individual patient.


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