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JAMA 100 Years Ago
March 14, 2007

Emergency Services for Non-Resident Poor Person.

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

JAMA. 2007;297(10):1135. doi:10.1001/jama.297.10.1135


The Supreme Court of Wyoming says, on the appeal of Board of Commissioners of Sheridan County vs. Denebrink, that this was an action brought by the latter party, a physician, to recover $75 for medical and surgical services rendered to a non-resident person who had fallen sick in that county from an accident, namely, having his left arm run over by a railway train, and who was without any money or means to pay therefor. Section 1,260 of the Revised Statutes of Wyoming of 1899 provides that when any non-resident of that state, or any other person not coming within the definition of a pauper, shall fall sick in any county in the state, not having money or property to pay his board, nursing or medical attendance, the county commissioners, on notice thereof, shall provide such assistance as they may deem necessary, by contract or otherwise, etc.

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