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December 31, 1927

Insurability, Prognosis and Selection. Life, Health, Accident. A Treatise on Various Factors That Permit a Forecast of Health and Longevity, Selection of Risk for Insurance and Appraisal of Claim for Indemnity.

JAMA. 1927;89(27):2280. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690270046030

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Here, under one cover, are the data concerned with the knowledge by which medical examiners determine whether or not a human being constitutes what the insurance companies call a good risk. The book, which is divided into four parts, describes the development of the mortality tables, and considers the personalities of all the figures of importance in the insurance field and the characteristics necessary for success as applicant agent, examiner, etc. The third part of the book deals with the general elements of insurability, and the fourth part provides a consideration of all the different diseases from which mankind suffers and their relationship to the determination as to whether or not the person who has been afflicted with such a disease constitutes a suitable risk for an insurance company. The data in this volume should be invalauble to any one interested in insurance medicine.

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