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November 26, 1932

The Medical Service of the Homestake Mining Company: A Survey of a Community Medical Service Operated Under Industrial Auspices.

JAMA. 1932;99(22):1884-1885. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740740068035

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The Homestake Mining Company is a large corporation, engaged in mining gold in the Black Hills district of South Dakota. The mining operations of the company are carried on in, around and under the town of Lead. The operations of the company are extremely steady, varying scarcely at all from month to month and only little from year to year. The company has not been adversely affected by the present industrial depression. It would seem, therefore, that a comparison of the medical service of this corporation and community with other medical services in communities suffering from the financial depression is not altogether fair.

It is stated that the company's officials believe that the corporation derives full value from the money spent for the medical service and that it undoubtedly pays the company to provide its employees good medical care which reduces to a minimum the time lost through injury or

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