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September 15, 1956

SOCIAL IN-SECURITY—THE TRAP AWAITING THE YOUNG M.D.DON'T MISDIAGNOSE THIS SOCIAL DISEASE, IT'S CATCHING!

JAMA. 1956;162(3):231-235. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.72970200018018

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Abstract

Is your wife attractive? Do you love your children? Are you unhappy about higher income taxes? If your answers are "Yes," then you should invest the time to read on. Some scraps of paper and a pencil will allow you to determine for yourself whether social security will be a good value for you—or just an expensive delusion.

The authors of this paper are young men, one 34 and the other 37 years old. We have tried to answer for ourselves the following questions: 1. Would social security be good for my wife? 2. Would social security be good for my children? 3. Would social security be good for me?

We have searched for, found, and put together the figures necessary to allow us to make our decisions. We think that the formulas that we employed can be used by other physicians in making their own decisions about the prices

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