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The first point that needs to be made is that historical and current evidence show that societies with state socialism and state medicine do better (in terms of health indicators and distribution of health services) than societies without.
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See Megan Vaughn, Curing Their Ills: Colonial Power and African Illness (Stanford, 1991); David Arnold, Colonizing the Body: State Medicine and Epidemic Disease in Nineteenth-Century India (Berkeley, 1993), and his more recent collection of essays, Warm Climates and Western Medicine: The Emergence of Tropical Medicine, 1500-1900 (Amsterdam, 1996); Leonore Manderson, Sickness and the State: Health and Illness in Colonial Malaya, 1870-1940 (New York, 1996); and Philip Curtin, Disease and Empire: The Health of European Troops in the Conquest of Africa (New York, 1998).
Sir Arthur Newsholme and State Medicine, 1885-1935, by John M.
McCutcheon became the first president of the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto in 1957 and the Council's board was stacked with insurance industry executives who formed a phalanx against any whisper of the need for state medicine.
She questions the potential of Western medicine in general and charges that state medicine was coercive, arbitrary, and sparse.

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