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January 12, 1901

LAY COMMENT ON PATIENT'S INGRATITUDE.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(2):112. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470020040005

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Abstract

A physician was recently stamped to death in Oklahoma by an ex-patient from whom he was trying to collect a bill for medical attendance. As a lay journal remarks, this appears "to be only a little more exaggerated example of the ingratitude which is manifested every day by a world in which billions of people are very quick to call physicians and very slow to pay them." It is refreshing to note this comment, indicating as it does a correct appreciation of facts in a quarter where it is not always looked for.

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