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July 8, 1950

The Conduct of Life Insurance Examinations

JAMA. 1950;143(10):937. doi:10.1001/jama.1950.02910450077039

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The printing of a new edition within such a short time after the publication of the preceding edition attests to the popularity of this series amoung those who are interested in life insurance and industrial physical examinations. Although the author is British and the book is written primarily for British readers, it will be of interest to American physicians who serve as medical examiners for life insurance companies. The author draws from an extensive experience in insurance examinations and in physical examinations required by some employers. Many corporations now require medical certification of certain employees, especially those who are chosen for responsible positions in foreign offices.

The first of the two main sections deals with the conduct of a physical examination and the attendant reports to be made to those who requested it. The second section is devoted to "impaired lives" and contains several tables such as life expectation at

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