February 1947

  • President Truman to Dr. Compton

    After reading Dr. Karl T. Compton's article, "If the Atomic Bomb Had Not Been Used," which appeared in the Atlantic for December, the President wrote Dr. Compton a note which we are reproducing because of its historic import.

  • The Health of the Nation: A Plea for Public Medicine

    A Boston physician of leading and liberal opinion, CHANNING FROTHINGHAM was physician to the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital from 1912 to 1933, and has been consultant physician since 1933. He was a member of the faculty of the Harvard Medical School from 1908 to 1933, when he became physician-in-chief of the Faulkner Hospital.

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