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To the Editor.—
In last Sunday's "Peanuts" comic strip the sign on Lucy's psychiatric booth states that the charge for consultation is now 7¢. Her previous rate had been 5¢, so that the 7¢ represents a 40% increase in her rate.I was wondering how she was able to make this high increase, in view of the President's Price Commissions Guidelines for physicians' charges.
Baker CJ. Inflationary Outrage. JAMA. 1973;223(8):924. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220080054026