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January 15, 1938


JAMA. 1938;110(3):212. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790030046013

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Under the leadership of many county medical societies, with the approval of the state medical societies and in accordance with the actions of the House of Delegates of the American Medical Association, definite provisions for medical service to the indigent and to those partially able to pay have already been established in various parts of the country. Hundreds of such plans have been reported to the Bureau of Medical Economics of the American Medical Association and many of them have been described from time to time in considerable detail in the Organization Section of The Journal. In the state of Pennsylvania seventeen counties now have such plans actively in effect. In the state of Iowa many county medical societies have taken over completely the medical care of the indigent. In Kansas, in California, in Michigan, in Missouri and in many other states, plans already functioning seem to have solved to

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