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January 15, 1898

Chicago, Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat College

JAMA. 1898;XXX(3):161. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440550049017

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Chicago, Ill., March 26, 1897.


Dear Doctor:  M——has applied to us for treatment as a charity patient, and has given your name as having been the former medical attendant. We have been led to suspect that this patient is not entirely unable to pay, and hence is not entitled to free treatment, which it is our aim to extend only to the worthy poor.Do you consider the above mentioned patient as being one entitled to free treatment?———We will consider this communication as strictly confidential. If not a worthy poor patient, will decline to extend further free treatment, and refer same to you. Yours very truly,Confidential remarks.

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