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September 8, 1934

Medical Economics

JAMA. 1934;103(10):759-760. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750360035019

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Abstract

THE WAYNE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY, DETROIT, PLAN  Complete medical service without the use of the insurance principle is being offered and given to wage earners of Detroit through a plan developed and put into operation by the Wayne County Medical Society, Detroit. A demonstration set-up is bringing medical care to hundreds of employed persons of small means, people who do not want paternalism or charity but merely credit.The Wayne County Medical Society plan, originated by Dr. Ralph H. Pino of Detroit, was very carefully scrutinized by the Wayne County Medical Society for more than eighteen months before it was approved by the society's council, Feb. 16, 1934. The board of trustees then appropriated sufficient money to inaugurate and maintain a bureau to put the plan into operation. It is owned and operated exclusively by the Wayne County Medical Society, and the administrative office is located in the society's building

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