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March 23, 1901

The Medical Examination for Life Insurance, and its Associated Clinical Methods, with Chapters on the Insurance of Substandard Lives and Accident Insurance.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(12):826. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470120050020

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Dr. Greene's treatise on medical examinations for life insurance is by far the most complete work on the subject extant. He states that the reason for the existence of this book is the introduction into medical schools of courses of lectures dealing especially with the medical aspect of life insurance. The work is, however, of equal if not greater value to the medical examiner, who has heretofore had relatively little to guide him, with the exception of the somewhat antiquated treatises up to this time obtainable and the exceedingly brief instructions issued to medical examiners by the respective insurance companies. The most valuable section is that which deals with the conventional questions found on examination blanks, their proper analysis and answers. It is gratifying to note that the author has obtained permission to use and insert the Nylie standard table of heights and weights. The influence of family history in

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