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July 17, 1948

The Conduct of Life Assurance Examinations

JAMA. 1948;137(12):1095. doi:10.1001/jama.1948.02890460091042

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Although prepared by a British author primarily for British readers, this book should be of real interest and value to general practitioners in the United States. Physicians specializing in life insurance examinations or in industrial medicine will find many helpful suggestions, based on the wide experience of the author in this particular field. This edition covers the more recent advances in life insurance work with new material and tables on tuberculosis and cancer risks, glycosuria, blood pressure and expectation of life. The text is divided into two sections, the first of which deals with the routine examination and completion of the medical report form, while the second section suggests some of the guiding principles in the examination and possible acceptance of so-called " impaired lives," or substandard risks.

The author is an authority on the heart and cardiovascular system in general. Another book of his, "Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease,"

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