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August 10, 1957


JAMA. 1957;164(15):1684. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980150052013

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The House of Delegates at its Annual Meeting in New York City adopted Suggested Guides to Relationships between Medical Societies and the United Mine Workers of America Welfare and Retirement Fund. These Guides are reproduced on page 1686 of this issue of The Journal. The adoption of the Guides is another demonstration of the medical profession's efforts to provide the best possible medical care without interference with the individual doctor who, in the last analysis, is responsible for the quality and quantity of care provided. The Suggested Guides offer an opportunity for the medical profession, representing individual doctors, and the UMWA Welfare and Retirement Fund, representing the recipients of medical care, to meet and discuss the mechanisms for providing medical care in an atmosphere of understanding and cooperation. They represent the means by which differences of opinion between the several parties who have a common purpose—good medical care for the

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