Source Description: (caption title) Medical Fee Bill
Wake County Medical Society
[Raleigh, N. C.]
Call number Cb610 W72 (Manuscripts Department, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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MEDICAL FEE BILL.
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.
FEE BILL OF THE WAKE COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY
For a single visit, or advice or prescription at office, . . . . .$1 00
For a day's attendance in town, & c. not including
visits at night, . . . . .2 00
For each hour's detention, . . . . . 1 00
For written opinion or advice to a patient, . . . . .3 00--5 00
For a visit at night, after ordinary bed time, . . . . .2 00
For Consultation, . . . . .5 00
For each visit after consultation, . . . . .1 00
For consultation at night, . . . . .5 00--10 00
For a visit under one mile from town, . . . . .1 00
For a visit over one mile and not exceeding two, . . . . .1 50
For all distances over two miles, fifty cents for each
mile. All the charges to be double at night and
in bad weather.
For post-mortem examination in legal investigation, . . . . .20--40
For a post-mortem examination made by request & c. . . . . .5 00--10 00
For a certificate of state of health of individual, . . . . .5 00
For vaccination . . . . .1 00
For a case of midwifery, . . . . .10 00--20 00
For the application of instruments, . . . . .5 00--20 00
For the operation of embryulcia, . . . . .10 00--20 00
For the operation of turning, . . . . .5 00--20 00
For any indisposition in the mother or child, after
the tenth day from confinement, the charge
for attendance as in ordinary cases requiring medical
treatment. But when any serious ailment
occurs in either mother or child within the ten
days, a charge is to be made for each visit as in
other cases of disease.
For bleeding, and giving an injection, each, . . . . .1 00
For cupping and leeching, each, . . . . .1 00--2 00
For staying all night with a patient, . . . . .5 00--10 00
For reducing fractures and the first dressing, . . . . .5 00--20 00