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August 8, 1914


JAMA. 1914;LXIII(6):486-487. doi:10.1001/jama.1914.02570060046018

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Reference has been made in The Journal from time to time to the British national insurance act. The Journal has endeavored to set before its readers the progress of the passage and development of the act, feeling that while social, professional and economic conditions in the United States and England differ vastly, some valuable lessons could be learned from the experiences which our English professional brethren have undergone in the last three years. For a number of months past the London Lancet has published a series of articles by a special commissioner sent out by the Lancet to investigate the workings of the insurance act in different parts of England. In the Lancet for July 4 appears an interesting editorial summing up the conclusions drawn from this careful study of the operations of the act. According to the Lancet, it is clear that the working of the national insurance act,

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