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February 12, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(7):497. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680330049024

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Cost of National Health Work  The state budget for the year 1927 has been approved by parliament. Out of the total budget for the whole country of some 300 million dollars, close to 16 millions is devoted to health purposes scattered through the different items of the budget. This makes an expenditure of more than one dollar per head. Although this is a high per capita rate for the health service, it includes the cost of public hospitals and the salaries of state and local health officers. Pensions and social insurance are not included in these sums.

Medical Events of 1926  The most important medical event of last year was the putting into effect of the law dealing with the social insurance of all working people. This system has put the different insurance bodies under one central control. Private practice has suffered in that it seems improbable that the demand

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