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April 28, 1928

Medical Insurance Examination: Modern Method and Rating of Lives for Medical Practitioners and Insurance Officials.

JAMA. 1928;90(17):1400. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690440056038

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For a long time the only guides to medical examiners for life insurance were the directions or manuals of the various life insurance companies, which were more or less—usually less—comprehensive. Then Charles Lyman Greene wrote his treatise, which had deserved popularity but was chiefly valuable as a manual of physical diagnosis. As life insurance in the course of its evolution became more and more of a science, the need of a textbook comprising both medical and insurance experience became more apparent, and so Fox-worthy's Life Insurance Examinations appeared to satisfy this need and did it well. Recently, Dingman's Insurability Prognosis and Selection has been published with a decided trend toward the insurance aspect. Dingman's book is really a pioneer work from the home office textbook standpoint. The value of these two last named books has been hampered by their cost, which is too great for the average examiner of limited

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