Medicine And Books

When Doctors Join Unions

BMJ 1998; 316 doi: (Published 17 January 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;316:239
  1. Norman Ellis, undersecretary, British Medical Association
  1. London

    Grace Budrys,

    Cornell University Press, £11.95, pp 177

    ISBN 0 8014 8354 9

    The factors militating against American doctors joining unions are so pervasive that to discover any unionised doctors in the United States is a surprise. This book is a case study of the unique circumstances prevailing in California since the 1970s, which have enabled a doctors’ union, the Union of American Physicians and Dentists, to flourish.

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