ELAINE ALLEN, M.D.
To the editor: Your journal is to be congratulated for its publication of the challenging and thought-provoking article "A Marxist View of Medical Care," by Howard Waitzkin (1). This paper discusses problems that are immediate and troubling and which have been addressed in conferences, conventions, seminars, and legislative halls for many years. Despite this, the crisis in medical care is ever more acute. Waitzkin's paper presents a different, nontraditional way of looking at the problem, and therein could lie the clue to that understanding that will allow development of rational solutions. Admirable as Waitzkin's presentation and analysis are, his recommendations
ALLEN E. The Marxist View of Medicine. Ann Intern Med. 1980;92:568. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-92-4-568_1
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