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The Free Medical and Surgical Treatment of the Well-to-do in Michigan University.

V. C. Vaughan, M.D.
JAMA. 1898;XXX(11):621. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02440630047009.
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Ann Arbor, Mich., March 2, 1898.

To the Editor:  —I do not know what authority you have for the editorial that appeared in your issue of February 26, under the above heading. This editorial contains some truth mixed with much error, and you will please allow me to separate the truth from the error. You state: " Since their establishment, the Clinic and University Hospital at Ann Arbor have, as a rule, treated all who applied. Occasionally a particular professor would object to treating a notoriously rich person, but no rule has been adopted. Moved, doubtless, by the protests of the profession and their own sense of equity, the medical faculty requested the Board of Regents, at a late meeting, to exclude all well-to-do people seeking admission to the university hospital. The Board has the matter under consideration. It is reported in the public press that the majority are opposed to


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