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To the Editor:
—In a recent article on this subject by Dr. C. R. Bardeen, there appear several statements that deserve comment. He states that "those responsible for educational diagnostic clinics should emphasize the importance of rewarding the private practitioners for careful physical examination, advice as to prevention of disease, and early diagnosis. In the discussion of laboratory facilities, he states that 83,121 specimens were received by the state board of health, and at the central laboratory 32,000 Wassermann tests and 1,000 spinal fluid examinations were made. He states further: "These services are carried out free of charge. It is undoubtedly a great economic saving to have laboratory work of this kind centralized.... Probably more than two thirds of the practitioners in the state take advantage of them, and this I believe fully justifies the public expenditure involved." Evidently the latter service is available to the financially self-supporting, as well
Niehaus FW. "COORDINATION IN MEDICAL EDUCATION". JAMA. 1925;84(19):1443. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02660450051032
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