Medicine: Blue Cross

When Max Herskovitz got back home to The Bronx from a Jap internment camp in China, he found a check for $67. The money was from New York's Associated Hospital Service to reimburse him for a bill he paid to Shanghai's County Hospital last July. All the time he was interned, Mrs. Herskovitz had faithfully kept up the insurance payments.

His was the first reimbursement the Service has made for hospitalization in the Orient. The Service, now well out of its lean years, almost foundered in the mid-'30s, when it had no safeguards against...

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