Employees’ Sickness and Accident Plan [for employess of] Simmons Limited, Canada

$85.00

Simmons [Bedding Company] Limited, Canada; The London Life Insurance Company

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Simmons [Bedding Company] Limited, Canada; The London Life Insurance Company. Employees’ Sickness and Accident Plan [for employess of] Simmons Limited, Canada. [Toronto & Montreal]: Simmons [Bedding Company] Limited, Canada, 1955. pp. 12. Small 8vo., measuring 7.5″ x 5.5″. Illustrated stapled card covers bearing the Simmons Limited logo to rear cover. Published and distributed by the Simmons [Bedding Company] Limited, of Canada and the London Life Insurance Company to employees detailing various aspects of the group health and insurance benefits afforded to them as employees. Included are specific details relating to weekly income benefits (in the case of disability or while under the care of a physician). Remarkably – though unsurprisingly – the insurance plan offers different (generally lower) weekly income benefits to their female employees in contrast to benefits afforded to their male counterparts. Three pages entitled, “Schedule of Operations”, exhaustively lists all manner of medical operations and procedures accomapnied with their precise costs. Sections include: Amptuations (ranges from $10.00 for a finger to $180.00 for thigh-at hip), Abdomen, Breast (masectomies, biopsies, abscess), Chest, Dislocations, Eye, Treatment of Fractures, Genito-Urinary (removal of kidney, tumours of bladder, prostatectomy), Obstetrical, Orthapedic Operations, Vericose Veins, Tumours and Cysts et al. An important ephemeral document published prior to the establishment of a national health care framework and preceded the struggles by Tommy Douglas and the CCF which eventually culminated with the passage of the National Health Act of 1984. No detectable flaws, fine. We note that there are no known copies of this housed amongst any institutional holdings. Scarce. Stapled Wraps. (#1195) $85.00