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February 21, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XL(8):522. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490080040009

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Medical practice in Berlin apparently does not pay so well as the profession of law, according to the Berliner Lokal-Anzeiger of January 29. In it an interesting comparison of the income of physicians and lawyers is made, greatly to the disadvantage of the former. In the district there were last year 3,639 physicians as against 3,458 in the preceding and 3,376 in 1900. In 144, 3.95 per cent., there was absolutely no income whatever. In 977, or 26.85 per cent., there was a total income of $225 to $750; 640, or 17.56 per cent., had from $750 to $1,250; 1,033, or 17.8 per cent., had from $1,250 to $2,625; 649, or 17.8 per cent., had from $2,625 to $12,500, and 49, or 1.4 per cent., had from $12,500 to $55,000 income. It would seem, therefore, that nearly one-half of the Berlin physicians, or more particularly, about 44 per cent., had

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