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November 26, 1898

The Commission Evil.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(22):1314-1315. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450220052011

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New York, Nov. 14, 1898.

To the Editor:  —In the Journal of Nov. 13, 1898, I find an editorial under the caption of "The Commission Evil" which reads almost like a slander upon the profession, and which leads me to ask if the editor actually has knowledge of specific instances in which a commission or rebate has been paid by the general practitioner to the specialist?My own work is almost wholly with physicians, and among the hundreds with whom I come in contact not one has ever intimated that he would like to have a commission or rebate. Sometimes when I have done work for a poor patient whose friends have collected a small fee for me and none at all for the family physician, who has much work to do for the patient, I have insisted that the physician should take a part of the fee, and even

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