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December 8, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(23):1921. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520230057005

In another column1 is printed the preliminary report of the committee appointed by the House of Delegates at the Boston session of the American Medical Association to inquire into the insurance examination fee question. The committee, after making a statement of facts, has wisely referred the matter to state and county societies for action. Thus the question as to whether a determined fight shall be made against the dictatorial policy of the insurance corporations must be decided in each state. Quite a number of state societies and many county societies have taken definite action and their members are refusing to accept the reduced fee.

It is to be hoped that each state society, at its next meeting, will face the problem fairly and squarely and advise its component county branches as to what policy they should adopt. If only a few counties in a state enter into this fight,