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THE AUTOMOBILE NUMBER.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(16):1372. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530160050011.
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There is no physician who does much driving but has wished that he had a means of covering the ground more rapidly than is possible with the aid of horseflesh. This, too, not in individual cases in which time may mean a matter of life or death to the patient, but in general the time spent in the buggy or carriage is an economic waste. Few physicians can charge a fee in any way commensurate with the amount of time occupied in reaching a patient who is at all distant from the office. Rapidity of transportation, therefore, is not a matter of academic interest to the medical man but a material and practical proposition. We must look to the automobile to solve this problem and, considering the great advances that have been made in the efficiency of these machines, it seems to be meeting the requirement. Certain it is that

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