Medicine: Economics of Living

New York City doctors last week ceased talking idly about the difficulties of keeping themselves and their patients alive in the local economic swamp, started the following reconstructive measures:

¶ Proposed was a plan to charge poor people who are too proud to take charity doctoring $1 an office call, $2 a house visit. The standard rates now are $2 at the office, $3 at home. Specialists now charge $25 for a consultation in the office, $50 outside. They propose to charge the proud poor $5 and $10 respectively. If a doctor's clients are on...

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