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March 28, 1942

Standard Bodyparts Adjustment Guide: Traumatic Cases, Occupational Diseases, Disability Evaluations, Medical Fees, Statutory Digests

JAMA. 1942;118(13):1167. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830130141030

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This loose-leaf manual, compiled by the Insurance Statistical Service of North America, will strike many physicians and others as a particularly convenient compilation of a great many clinical and administrative aspects of disability evaluation and accident and disease indemnification. The material is not designed to appeal to physicians alone and, indeed, many of the anatomic charts and much of the medical data presented are directed at interested nonprofessional groups, and of these principally insurance adjusters. In case of troublesome appraisal of working or earning power after accident or disease, the physician will still be obliged to consult the more extended and standard reference works in this field. The discussion of fees contained in this book can be studied with profit by nearly every physician who comes in contact with compensation problems. The method employed is to list in parallel columns the minimum, maximum and mean average fees for specific medical

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