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June 19, 1909

Old-Age Pensions for Physicians

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Clearwater, Idaho.

JAMA. 1909;LII(25):2009. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02540510043012

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To the Editor:  —I read with interest Dr. Magruder's letter, published in The Journal, May 22, p. 1682, suggesting the establishment of a national home for aged or infirm physicians. Would not a system of old-age pensions be preferable? Many physicians in need of such a retreat as a national home would provide, could not share its advantages because of distance, illness or domestic reasons. I believe that a pension fund placed in the keeping of a board composed of successful business men, or some trust company, the income from this fund to be paid to such worthy physicians as are in need by reason of old age, illness or accident is what we need.

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