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The professional medical care of the indigent in the home and in the hospital has heretofore been almost entirely a burden borne by the medical profession unaided. Private philanthropy and public tax money have provided for the construction and operation of hospitals in which the institutional type of medical service could be rendered. The same sources have provided salaries for the pharmacists, nurses, social service workers, technicians, and laboratory physicians working in these institutions. There are, however, comparatively few practicing physicians, if we exclude the physicians of the state and city insane hospitals and tuberculosis sanatoria, who receive salaries for
FEDERAL MEDICAL CARE OF THE UNEMPLOYED. Ann Intern Med. ;7:669–676. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-7-5-669
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1933;7(5):669-676.
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