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January 28, 1939

ESTIMATION OF DISABILITY AFTER INJURIES TO BONES AND JOINTS

JAMA. 1939;112(4):293-297. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800040011004
Abstract

With "social security" as a fixed cadastral point on the ever widening sociologic horizon, the ways and means of attaining our goal in safety are becoming of tantamount importance. Good or bad, right or wrong, such policies are here to stay and must be made actuarial, i. e. financial, successes if the present social system is to endure. Industrial as well as all other forms of health and accident insurance, as for instance compulsory state insurance against automobile accidents, are now considered an integral part of the social security setup, and it is here that the medical profession and particularly the orthopedists, who in recent years have been paying particular attention to injuries of bones and joints, can be of greatest service in the proper estimation of the disabilities incumbent on injury and, by that token, of the proper compensation therefor. The great importance of this subject can be best

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