|2. In the 1930s,
the Newark Landsmanshaftn/KUVs had numerous ongoing arrangements with Yiddish-speaking
doctors who serviced their mostly working-class members and their families
at reduced fees, in return for a monthly payment from the sponsoring organization,
based on the number of their members seen.
This same type of arrangement was made with dentists and lawyers.
The arrangement served a double purpose. It provided low-cost professional services to members and their families, and at the same time enabled these professionals--many just starting their practices--to establish themselves and build a following.
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