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November 16, 1895

Medical Examiners' Fees.

JAMA. 1895;XXV(20):871-872. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430460037008

Chicago, Ill., Nov. 12, 1895.

To the Editor:  —I perused with much gratification the instructive paper entitled, "Practical Life Insurance Examinations," by Dr. John L. Davis (Journal, September 28), and more recently enjoyed the discussion upon this topic by Dr. W. W. Vinnedge, of Lafayette, Ind., (Journal October 12 and 26) and, lastly, the views set forth in your editorial on this subject.One of the most important questions perhaps that arises, in my mind is this, What are Dr. Vinnedge, and all his confrères throughout the country going to do about it? Suppose the life insurance companies named (and others are likely to adopt the same course) have reduced the fee for medical examinations, shall they — these companies who have accumulated and own millions of dollars worth of assets, and in hundreds and thousands of instances have relieved the distressed and unfortunate, be boycotted? Shall abler and more