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Some thoughts about the "new society that is being created for us and its effects on the physician--as a professional, as a provider of health services, as a major taxpayer and as a citizen." Effects of OHIP (Ontario Health Insurance Plan). Some controls that have been imposed on health professionals. The issue of hospital closings. Some statistics with reference to whether or not a health "crisis" exists. Suggestions to make OHIP more flexible. The role of governments in health. Professional medical ethics. The issue of unnecessary surgery. Some differences between health care in the U.K. and Canada. Summary thoughts about the control of the medical profession and its effects on that profession.