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JAMA 100 Years Ago
February 26, 2003

SUBSTITUTION AND ADULTERATION.

Author Affiliations
 

JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Assistant Editor.

JAMA. 2003;289(8):1052. doi:10.1001/jama.289.8.1052a

The following clipping is taken from a recent daily paper:

SUICIDE DUE TO CAUSELESS FEAR.

Andrew J. Teggin, an artist, whose pictures have been exhibited at the Academy of Design, took chloroform to-day and died soon afterward at the New York Hospital. Teggin's death was the end of five years' dread of Bright's disease. Though eminent specialists had assured him he had no symptoms of the disease, he persisted in believing that he was doomed to die from it, and this so worked on his mind that he killed himself rather than wait for the end that he felt sure would come.

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