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April 2, 1898

The Free Medical and Surgical Treatment of the Well-to-do in Michigan University.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(14):803. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440660051010

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Chicago, March 24,1898.

To the Editor:  —I am very glad to see Dr. Vaughan's statement of the policy of the Board of Regents of Michigan University with regard to the admission of patients able to pay for treatment to the free clinics of their medical department. It would be well for the credit of the University of Michigan, whose faculty and teachings we all respect and admire, that this statement should be given the widest publicity not only among the profession at large, but also among the members of their teaching corps; because the ideas entertained by the writer of the editorial corrected by Dr. Vaughan, are very widely entertained. Last summer, your correspondent was discussing with one of the clinical instructors of the University, the clinical advantages to be found in Ann Arbor (we were not discussing the abuse of medical charity), and he spoke of the very large

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