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November 20, 1926


JAMA. 1926;87(21):1756-1757. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680210062027

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The Projected Law Pertaining to Industrial Accidents, Occupational Diseases and Health Insurance  In England and France, the medical societies have considered various systems of industrial insurance that would give social protection without hardship to the medical profession. It seems, therefore, worth while to explain the outlines of the Belgian law as drafted and to call attention to certain modifications that possibly should and might be brought about if the physicians bring their united influence to bear.1. Industrial Accidents: The projected law retains the provisions of previous legislation with respect to the furnishing of proof on the part of the injured employee, the requirements being based on the essential idea of contract relations. With regard to the medical care of the patient, the law establishes in principle the free choice of physician but with the restriction that the workman must forego such right in case the manager of the enterprise,

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