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February 13, 1897

The Poor Physician.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(7):323. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440070037011

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New York, Feb. 1, 1897.

To the Editor:  —While we are discussing the question of capital and the farmer, why not touch on the interesting question of the poor physician? His case is truly, if you look at it closely, which nobody seems inclined to do, a very, very lamentable one. Think of this: A man who has made his millions, by fair means or else by hook or by crook, it does not matter, feels that he has done nearly enough for this world and that some of his thoughts and deeds might be now reasonably employed to do something to result in dividends in another world possibly to come. The recipe for the cure of such morbid anxieties is an old and hackneyed one. No necessity for breaking one's head, as he had done before on Wall street matters, or about Standard oil wells in the West. Oh,

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