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(p. 39) Letter to The Times 

(p. 39) Letter to The Times
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(p. 39) Letter to The Times
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Donald W. Winnicott

DOI:
10.1093/med:psych/9780190271350.003.0005
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date: 15 October 2018

In this unpublished letter to The Times, Winnicott points out some ill effects of a total state medical service, including the potential subservience of medical practice to politics rather than science. He reminds readers that already a Minister of Health without scientific training has would become the one to decide not to include osteopathy and faith-healing in the state medical service, which from the doctor’s point of view is just as bad as if he had decided the other way.

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