Dr. James Howard Means '07, retiring Jackson Professor of Medicine and chief of medical service at Massachusetts General Hospital, has resigned from the American Medical-Association over the issue of compulsory health insurance.
Means objected to the $25 levy placed on all members by the A.M.A. to wage an advertising campaign against compulsory federal health insurance. When the A.M.A. informed him that he would be dropped from membership unless he paid, he wrote to the Association that "its present policies I am utterly unwilling to support any longer."