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Medicine in Three Societies: A Comparison of Medical Care in the U.S.S.R., U.S.A., and U.K.

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By Fry John. , M.D. 243 pages. American Elsevier Publishing Co., Inc., New York: , 1970.. Price, $7.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1970;73(6):1050. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-73-6-1050_1
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Dr. Fry uses his excellent talents for analysis to examine the medical systems of three societies: the United States, "a young nation still searching for its soul"; the USSR, "a rich nation with poor people'!; and his native United Kingdom, "an old nation with a society built on traditions and customs of the past."

He moves from a general comparison of the structure and patterns of the medical services in the three countries to more specific contrasts at each level of care. Each chapter is similarly constructed: a brief introduction of the topic with questions to be posed, a presentation


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