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June 10, 1905

Proposed American Medical Insurance Company.

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(23):1869. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500500049018

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Fort Wayne, Ind., June 1, 1905.

To the Editor:  —In view of the approaching meeting of the American Medical Association, I wish to make a suggestion in regard to the relief of the "wounded soldiers of the war"—that is, those of our profession who, through age, illness, accident or other not discreditable cause, have been reduced to exiguous circumstances at the closing of their careers.Probably the best way by which this philanthropic purpose can be accomplished is by the organization of an American medical insurance company. We note many large companies handling vast sums of money and making immense profits. If members of the Association were generally interested in an insurance company of their own they could make it a great success, as they have accumulated a great fund of valuable experience relating to insurance matters. Part of the profits of the company might be used in paying small

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