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The Journal is pleased to reproduce (this issue, page 164) the agreement entered into between the United Mine Workers of America Welfare and Retirement Fund and the Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania. All physicians can be encouraged by the fact that one medical society through diligent effort has faced up to a problem and through round-table discussion entered into a written agreement that seeks to accomplish resolution of a thorny problem facing its members.
This does not mean that all problems have been solved, as Dr. Meiser, chairman of the society's committee on medical economics, stated in a recent talk before the Pennsylvania Secretaries and Editors Conference: "It would be a blundering fallacy indeed, if we, who were instrumental in compiling this agreement, believed that it immediately solved all the problems before us. We do
AGREEMENT BETWEEN UMWA WELFARE AND RETIREMENT FUND AND MEDICAL SOCIETY OF STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. JAMA. 1956;161(2):155. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970020035010