Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors: Abstract of Minutes, Compiled by the Secretary of the Association, 1889-1985

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Association of Life Insurance Medical Directors of America, 1912 - Insurance, Life - 112 pages
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Page 442 - It is not easy to define with precision what will in all cases constitute an insurable interest, so as to take the contract out of the class of wager policies. It may be stated generally, however, to be such an interest, arising from the relations of the party obtaining the insurance, either as creditor of or surety for the assured, or from the ties of blood or marriage to him, as will justify a reasonable expectation of advantage or benefit...
Page 116 - HEAT TEST If the urine is acid, take one-half test tube of the filtered urine, add one-sixth of its volume of saturated salt solution (five ounces to the pint), hold the .tube by the lower portion and boil the upper one-third. If a cloud forms it consists of either albumin or earthy phosphates. Add two or three drops of ten per cent nitric acid, boil again, and add three drops more of the...
Page 212 - Test. — Take about one dram of the solution in a test tube and gently boil ; add eight to ten drops of the suspected urine and again gently boil. If sugar is present, a copious yellow or yellowish-red precipitate of copper suboxide separates; if the amount of sugar in the urine is small the reduction may require from five to thirty minutes, but if no change has taken place in thirty minutes sugar is absent. If the result of the test is still doubtful, the test tube should be set aside and allowed...
Page 4 - Secretary of this meeting be solicited to transmit copies of these resolutions to the family of the deceased, and to the newspapers for publication.
Page 329 - Homans' new table was intended to represent the death rate among insured lives residing in salubrious districts after the effects of medical selection were eliminated.
Page 177 - I move that the reading of the minutes of the last meeting be dispensed with, and that the minutes be approved as printed.
Page 375 - Association that this tribute and memorial be spread upon the Minutes of the Association and that a copy be sent to the surviving members of his family, to all of whom the Association extends its profound sympathy.
Page 473 - Directors, and in part the report of the discussion reads as follows: Dr. Dwight (Medical Director of the New England Mutual Life) — I have made out some figures in the experience of our Company which I think may be worth while calling to your attention. I am sure that we have all been interested in the figures that have been given, and I am sure that there can be no question as to the accuracy of such figures, but...
Page 298 - As a cause of chronic distress and disability in adult life, however, diseases of the gall-bladder nearly equal in frequency those of the appendix, while in later years the gall-bladder undoubtedly takes first place. The inflammatory affections of the Fallopian tubes, which gave such an impetus to pelvic and abdominal surgery, have dropped to third place, with lesions of the stomach a close competitor. In St. Mary's Hospital in 1902 the relative Proportion of these operations was: Appendix, 345;...

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