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FEE BILLS LEGAL.

JAMA. 1905;XLV(12):858. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510120044012.
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Down in Texas, not long since, some trustophobiac thought he saw in a fee bill of a local medical society a violation of the antitrust laws of the state, and promptly submitted the matter to the attorney general. That official took the matter seriously enough to give a written opinion, which probably settled the matter, in the mind of his inquirer, as far as Texas is concerned. According to the opinion of the attorney general, it is not a restriction of the free pursuit of business for any person or set of persons to refuse to sell their professional services for less than the value they themselves place on them. This would seem to be sufficiently self-evident, but perhaps it is just as well to have a legal opinion on the matter. Since we hear so much of "medical trusts" whenever physicians unite for scientific purposes to protect themselves from

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