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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 14, 1999


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Edited by Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 1999;281(14):1346. doi:10.1001/jama.281.14.1346

The correspondent who, under the name MARQUISE DE FONTENOY, furnishes the Chicago Tribune readers with the gossip about European aristocracy, in one of her later papers tells the story of an English millionaire who has left his immense fortune, country seats and estates to his sick-nurse, and alludes to two or three prominent instances where these attendants have inveigled their titled charges into marriage, stating that scores of similar instances might be adduced.

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