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Doing Better and Feeling Worse. Health in the United States.

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Edited by Knowles John H.. , 287 pages. W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., New York: , 1977.. Price: $9.95, cloth; $3.95, paper.

Ann Intern Med. 1977;87(3):384. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-87-3-384_1
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Harry Truman once remarked that if all of his economic advisors were laid end to end they would point in every direction. This compendium may help readers to appreciate Harry's point. It certainly proves the rule that it's far easier to spot a star than it is to construct a coherent constellation. The book is made up of 18 papers, submitted by 20 presitigious authors, and edited by the President of the Rockefeller Foundation. Some chapters were originally drafted for Nelson Rockefeller's Commission on Critical Choices for Americans; these were later rounded out by others underwritten by both the Robert


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