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JAMA. 1935;105(11):888-889. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760370044020.
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THE UNITED MEDICAL SERVICE, THE CIVIC MEDICAL CENTER, AND ANOTHER COMMERCIAL MEDICAL RACKET  Our readers are of course familiar with the attempt to practice medicine initiated by the corporation known as the United Medical Service, Incorporated. This organization, headed by Dr. Joseph Berkowitz, is a stock company employing physicians on salaries and marketing their wares by means of advertisements in newspapers offering medical care for various conditions at fixed prices. Some time ago a disagreement apparently arose between members of the medical staff and the corporation directorate, which resulted in both physical and mental anguish for the parties to the disagreement. As a result Chicago is now blessed or cursed with two organizations — the United Medical Service, Incorporated, which endeavors to persist at the old address, and the Civic Medical Center, which has opened up in a neighboring headquarters. The latter organization is presumably dominated by physicians but continues

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