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April 1, 1911

The Secret Commission Evil

Author Affiliations

Lawrence, Kans.

JAMA. 1911;LVI(13):987-988. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.02560130051028

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —I have read with great interest the article and editorial on "The Secret Commission Evil," in The Journal, March 11. I am glad to see the Association take such a position, as here in Kansas, commission-giving is practiced to an appalling extent. I have been offered a commission from the owner of a private hospital on the hospital fees of any patients I might send. A dentist friend of mine tells me he has been approached by a physician with a suggestion that he give a commission on patients that he might send to him, and that this was not an uncommon practice. In Topeka, the ruling commission is 40 per cent, but one man has advanced it to 75 per cent.In the last session of the legislature, the medical department of the university was interested in some bills which were introduced by a physician. A

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