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October 6, 1928


JAMA. 1928;91(14):1048-1049. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02700140050020

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Proposed Extension of the Compensation Act  It has been previously announced that the interns of the hospitals and municipal hostels of Paris now have a system of protection in case of disease, accidents or wounds. This measure, inspired by a sense of interest in the welfare of the medical profession, was submitted to the communal assembly by M. Fernand Moriette, at the suggestion of M. Mourier, director general of the Assistance Publique (department of public welfare). Moriette has now submitted for the approval of the municipal council of Paris a proposal suggesting that these provisions be still further extended so as to include all the members of the medical personnel in institutions under the control of the department of Assistance Publique de Paris, and, particularly, the physicians and the midwives. Whenever there is a doubt as to the origin of the disability, the liability is shared between the hospital administration

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