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Food for Thought

What might a 1900 American farmer have in common with a 21-century American doctor?

Read this interesting piece in The New Yorker by physician Atul Gawande. Gawande observes that fixing America’s health care system might take more than the current 2,074 pages of legislation and hot-headed ideological battles. If history is a guide, it might even require real changes, ongoing cooperation, and hard work, darn it. You know—the sort of qualities that made the country great, once upon a time.