February 19, 1973

Inflationary Outrage

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Sylmar, Calif

JAMA. 1973;223(8):924. doi:10.1001/jama.1973.03220080054026

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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.