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February 22, 1896


JAMA. 1896;XXVI(8):393. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430600045024

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Sacramento Society for Medical Improvement.  —At a regular meeting of the Sacramento Society for Medical improvement, held Jan. 21, 1896, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted, and copies ordered sent to the medical journals and to medical societies in general, in order to obtain concerted action on the part of the profession:Whereas, The New York Life Insurance Company and the Equitable Life Assurance Society have recently adopted a graded scale of fees for medical examinations, the practical effect of which will be a reduction of the Medical Examiner's income from these sources by about 40 per cent,; and whereas, these companies, claiming to be amongst the largest and strongest in the world, have, hitherto, in common with all other firstclass "old line" life insurance companies, paid a uniform fee of $5 for medical examinations, insisting that the same care be used in examining applicants for small as for

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