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January 24, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XL(4):251-257. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490040047013

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No Action on the Army Canteen.  —The committee on military affairs of the House of Representatives has decided to take no action during the present session of congress on the canteen question.

Physicians to the Poor Enjoined.  —The board of charities has sent the following report and recommendations to the commissioners of the District urging their adoption:A report having been received by the board of charities that physicians to the poor have occasionally made charge for issuing to poor patients certificates for illness to enable them to draw benefits from insurance companies, on investigation, was found to be true. The board is of the opinion that a physician to the poor should not be allowed to collect fee of any kind from patients treated by him as physician of the poor and carried on his list as such and to whom medicines are supplied at the

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