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April 9, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(15):1195-1196. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680410071026

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Old Age Pensions for Berlin Physicians  In view of the economic stress that still prevails among German physicians, more particularly in the large cities, the Chamber of Physicians (Aerztekammer) of Berlin has been considering the plan of establishing a system of old age pensions on a large scale, based on a form of compulsory insurance. On account of divergent opinions among certain medical groups that have contended they were not adequately represented in the Chamber of Physicians, it was thought advisable to take a general vote on the subject before going ahead with the project. Consequently, a postal card was sent to every physician in Berlin with the request that he take a definite stand for or against such a system of insurance for physicians. On the result of such voting was to depend the future action of the Chamber of Physicians; whether, before the next election, it will introduce

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