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January 14, 1933

A Community Medical Service Organized Under Industrial Auspices in Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina.

JAMA. 1933;100(2):139. doi:10.1001/jama.1933.02740020057034

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This is a report of the plan by which hospital and medical services are supplied to 4,919 mill employees who paid 25 cents weekly, an annual total of $3,708, the mill corporations paying the salaries of physicians and nurses, fixed charges and other expenses to the extent of $56,485, while the non-mill population pays $53,611 for individual treatment from the system, which also receives $4,732 from the Duke Endowment and the county commissioners for the care of the indigent. It is claimed that the medical care received by the mill families is generally of high grade and more adequate at less cost than that received by the non-mill population, while the average net income of the physicians is greater than the average in the United States. The average weekly wage of mill employees is $17.50 and for families $24.50, while the average for non-mill families is $27.16. When the contributions

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