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Medical Fee Bill:
Electronic Edition.

Wake County Medical Society

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First edition, 2002
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(caption title) Medical Fee Bill
Wake County Medical Society
1 p.
[Raleigh, N. C.]
Star Office

Call number Cb610 W72 (Manuscripts Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

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        The Committee to whom was referred the subject of preparing a Fee Bill, for the adoption of this Society, beg leave to make the following report:

        That-Whereas, in the opinion of the members of this Society, it is disreputable to the medical profession, since it is in effect as it unquestionably is in spirit, a detestable, species of Quackery, for professional men, either directly or indirectly, through the influence and machinery of friends, to get tip the cry against their brethren of being dear Doctors, or in favor of themselves of being cheap Doctors; and whereas further, it is the opinion of the members of this Society, agreeable to Art. VII, chap. 11. of the code of medical Ethics, "that some general rules should be adopted by the faculty in every town or district, relative to pecuniary acknowledgments from their patients; and it should be a point of honor to adhere to these rules with as much uniformity as varying circumstances will admit:" Therefore

        Resolved, That the following rates of charges for professional services be adopted by the Wake County Medical Society, and that the same be subscribed by each member of the Society.


        Physicians should present their accounts at least annually, or as much oftener as they may deem proper.

        In all surgical cases the charge for subsequent attendance to be in proportion to the time occupied and the trouble incurred.

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