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September 15, 1934


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Oak Park, Ill.

JAMA. 1934;103(11):855-856. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370059025

To the Editor:—  On July 3, 1934, there ended in the Circuit Court of [Cook County] Illinois a case which will be instructive to all doctors who take care of the occasional case of an employee injured while at his work.In 1930 one of my regular patients came to me with a hand infection produced by an injury occurring during his work. I treated him. The last time was about forty days after the injury. A week after he first consulted me the Continental Casualty Company sent me a blank form asking for a report on his injury, which I filled out and returned to them. The same was done with one or two later report blanks.After the patient was well I sent him a bill for services, making my regular charges to him as to any of my other patients. A few days later I received a

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