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November 23, 1957

ECONOMIC TOLERANCE

JAMA. 1957;165(12):1574-1577. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.72980300015015a

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Abstract

As professional people you are familiar with the term "tolerance." There are many tolerances encountered in your profession. You use many tolerance tests in diagnosis. You find that people build up an immunity or tolerance to certain diseases and these tolerances are important in the guarding of the future health of our population. Today, the subject chosen for discussion is another type or group of tolerances which we might well call "Economic Tolerances."

First, it must be made clear that my remarks are based entirely on my own opinions. They do not necessarily represent the opinions of the company with which I am connected. Some of you will disagree with these opinions, but the fact that you permit me to express them demonstrates the democratic privilege of free speech.

While I am not an expert on accident and sickness insurance and am not qualified to speak to you on the

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