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October 26, 1935


JAMA. 1935;105(17):1377-1378. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760430067038

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Workmen's Compensation Acts: Physician's Right to Initiate Proceedings Before Industrial Board.—  Medical treatment to an injured employee was rendered by Dr. Meherin, on authorization of the employer. Later, being unable to collect his fees, Dr. Meherin filed an original application with the industrial accident commission of California, naming himself as applicant and the injured employee and his employer and its insurance carrier as defendants and asking an adjustment of his claim. A hearing was had on the application, at which the employee did not appear. Subsequently, at the invitation of the referee, he joined in the proceedings and submitted his claim on the record as it then stood. Thereupon the commission awarded him compensation and included in it an award for medical treatment, payable directly to Dr. Meherin. The state insurance commissioner, as liquidator of the insurance carrier, petitioned the Supreme Court of California for a review and annulment of

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