Germany's health care system

Thomas E. Finucane, Donald W. Light

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To the Editor: In his article on Germany's health care system (Feb. 14 issue),* Iglehart refers to the striking economic differences between what used to be the two Germanys and suggests that these are a product of the political differences between East and West. It is not my intention to defend communism (I would not like the job of defending capitalism either), but I think that fairness requires a broader view of the facts. After the division of Germany at the end of its near-complete destruction in World War II, West Germany received hundreds of millions of dollars in outright.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)435-436
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 8 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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