Medicine: Putman Plan

Bane of the doctor is unpaid bills. In Prosperity, doctors say, patients buy luxuries instead of settling their accounts. In Depression they feel they cannot afford to pay. Like the tailor, the doctor can wait. Last week in Marceline, Mo., Dr. Ola Putman thought he had waited long enough. He added up his accounts, found patients owed him $36.000. He considered the Depression, offered to settle for two-thirds, published the offer in the Marceline 'News with a list of 75 of his debtors.

Some of the 75 hastened to pay. All of them were furious....

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