HARRY E. UNGERLEIDER
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Life insurance and the practice of medicine, particularly internal medicine, are interconnected in almost numberless ways. From its very beginning life insurance has drawn heavily on medical knowledge, and in recent years it has begun to repay this debt, in ways I hope to indicate. It has been said that almost the entire history of modern life insurance can be woven around the British predecessor of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, namely, the Equitable Assurance Company of London. This organization, founded in 1762 and the first to employ a physician, made use of the Breslau and Halley table in its
UNGERLEIDER HE. THE INTERNIST AND LIFE INSURANCE1. Ann Intern Med. 1954;41:124–130. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-1-124
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