Medicine: Doctor Bills

The public last week received, from Elizabeth Fox, national director of the Public Health Nursing Service of the American Red Cross, some ponderable figures on doctors' bills:

Every day in the year the 100,000 physicians of the U. S. take in $1,500,000 in fees, or $15 each.

About 20 out of every 1,000 of the U. S. population, or almost two and one-half million, are sick daily. All, of course, do not call doctors. General practitioners charge from $3 to $5 for office visits, $5 to $10 for house calls.

Doctors consider the $15 a...

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