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August 25, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(8):629-630. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750340093037

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Hospital's Contract to Furnish Medical Services Enforceable.—  The Colgin Hospital and Clinic, a corporation, alleging that, at the request of the defendant insurance company and on its promise to pay, it had treated one J. T. King, sued to recover charges for hospitalization and physicians' fees for professional services. The insurance company contended that, as a corporation could not legally practice medicine, the plaintiff, a corporation, could not collect its charges for professional medical or surgical attention it rendered a patient. Judgment was given in favor of the Hospital and Clinic, and the insurance company appealed to the court of civil appeals of Texas, which certified certain questions to the Supreme Court of Texas. The Supreme Court seems to have referred the questions to the commission of appeals of Texas, section A.In ordinary acceptation, said the commission of appeals, a sanatorium is an institution for the medical treatment of

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