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July 28, 1951


Author Affiliations


Director (Dr. Dickinson) and Associate in Economics (Dr. Bradley), Bureau of Medical Economic Research, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1951;146(13):1249-1255. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.63670130019026

In April, 1950, the Bureau of Medical Economic Research of the American Medical Association and the Office of Business Economics of the United States Department of Commerce jointly initiated a survey of the 1949 incomes of physicians from professional services, excluding incomes from other sources. The first report on this survey was published this week in the July, 1951, issue of the Survey of Current Business, United States Department of Commerce.1 The tabulations and interpretations in that current article are the responsibility of the Department of Commerce although the Bureau of Medical Economic Research was given the opportunity to comment on the manuscript of the article prior to its publication. The designing of the questionnaires, the selection of samples of physicians by name, and the mailing of the questionnaires was a joint responsibility. Later on, all of the returned questionnaires will be sent to the Bureau of Medical Economic

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