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To the Editor:—
Too few doctors contemplate the advancing years of life with a philosophical perspective that anticipates the essential needs of those years. Too little consideration is given to the later years of life when life is affected suddenly by biological laws. If only a fraction of the effort required during the physician's preceding years of activity were directed toward planning a safe and interesting old age, many unfortunate tragedies without a doubt could be averted. Therefore, I would like to suggest a plan that would make it possible for those who are not as fortunate as others to adjust themselves to a comfortable old age. This plan provides for the creation of an organization to be formed by physicians willing to participate in it. Members would elect trustees for proper management, these trustees would be empowered to purchase land adjacent to a body of water in a state
Peters J. RETIRING DOCTORS. JAMA. 1955;158(3):216-217. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02960030066021