Medicine: Collection Stunt

Selling health on the instalment plan was last fortnight suggested to the Chicago Medical Society. President-elect Dr. James H. Hutton suggested that, physicians, when they are called on a new case, estimate the total cost of treatment, have the patient sign notes for the expected bill. The notes would bear 6% interest charges and would fall due at regular intervals, like instalments on a motor or radio. The doctor would take the notes to a special financing corporation and get $35 for every $100 which his patient was to owe him. When...

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