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but this period is generally of rather short duration, for the stern demands of life, the bread and butter and landlord items, become powerful realities, and the barren field of returns must yield something or be forsaken. Hesitancy then comes regarding the fee to be charged, and the spirit of discrimination is born. 'Tis then that trouble begins—trouble that is more than likely to follow one a long ways in the professional life-for we soon become thoroughly convinced that those who pay us most readily and fully have for us, in the grand average, the most gratitude, give us the least vexation and demand, unnecessarily, the smallest portion of our time.

'Tis then the question comes forcibly : 'Is it right, considered from both points of view, for the established city doctor to charge a wealthy or well-to-do man more than the so-called poor man, or man of limited means, for exactly the same service, the same time, and the same expenditure of energy and skill?' The chord of this argument was struck not long since by a practitioner of this city, who had been in the harness for · more than half a century, when he said to a patient in a cottage, "My fee is three dollars. I must not take less, for it would be an injustice to the younger men in my profession.'

“An equitable fee for average fee work, and its strict maintenance, will work no injustice, and will give better order to the discord which prevails when indefiniteness surrounds the business side of a doctor's life. (This must not be construed as striking at such succor 'as the poor and needy must have at the physician's hands. No sick man need suffer for lack of attendance in any great city with its well-conducted hospitals and dispensaries.)

“In speaking of a standard fee we are also prompted to say a word or two of other matters of business closely touching the active practitioner.

“It is to be regretted that the average doctor stands so generally condemned (in the profession) for the laxity with which he conducts the purely business side of his calling. It may realiy be said that he usually charges too little for what he does, and that he does not charge that little well. He frequently does not keep accurate accounts nor post his books regularly. He usually does not send out his bills regularly on the first of the month, as other men do, but waits until his attendance is finished or until his account is asked for (?). And last, but not by any means least, he usually fails to place unpaid accounts in the hands of a collector until they have been ignored for many months.

The remedy is obvious. We believe that every member of the Chicago Medical Society who considers himself established in the profession should live up to the fee bill; then every physician should keep accurate accounts and render statements monthly whether his services are complete or not; that an account which remains unpaid for a month after its presentation by mail, without explanation, should be presented by a collector and payment requested, and a reason obtained if payment is not made. There is an abundant reason why the doctor's bill is the last one to be paid, but there is no reason why it should be. We can thank ourselves and our lack of business sense that we are so poorly paid, and that we wear out before our time and leave our families poorly provided for.”

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THE ASSOCIATION OF MILITARY SURGEONS OF THE UNITED STATES.The fourth annual meeting of "The Association of Millitary Surgeons of the United States,” Prof. N. Senn, M. D., of Chicago, President, will be held in Washington, D. C., May 1st, 2nd and 3rd, 1894.

This National Organization is composed of Medical officers of the U. S. Army, U.S. Navy, National Guard of the United States, and the Hospital Marine Service—in whose service are many of the most celebrated and distinguished surgeons of our country. A brilliant and able literary programme will be set apart for an object lesson from the “Manual of Drill,” by the Hospital Corps. The evenings will be given up to social entertainments. There will be about five hundred delegates in attendance.

GEORGE HENDERSON, Chairman Committee of Arrangements.

THE LOUISVILLE MEDICAL MONTHLY, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 32, 8vo, Jas. B. Steadman, M.D., Geo. M. Warren, M.D., Editors; Sam Cochran, M.D., Business Manager, subscription price, $1.00 per annum. The initial number (March) of this new “Richmond in the field” has been received, and we cordially commend it to the medical profession, and welcome it to our exchange list. It is well arranged and neatly printed, and contains valuable material that will insure its success if the excellence of its initial number is maintained. We bid a hearty welcome and wish that it “may live long and prosper.”.

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