September 15, 1934


JAMA. 1934;103(11):866. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750370070042

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Workmen's Compensation Acts: Testimony of Experts Who Ignore Uncontradicted Evidence Evaluated. —  Daugherty, 48 years old and in good health, seemed to catch his heel in some way while descending a stairway in the course of his work. He fell backward and when he got up he seemed "dazed." No wound was observed. He was assisted to a place where he could sit down and was left there. The accident occurred Aug. 24, 1931, about 7 o'clock in the morning, near the end of the night shift on which Daugherty was employed, and he arrived home about the usual hour in the morning. From the day of his fall his health continued to fail. Ultimately he ceased work. On January 22, 1932, he died. The cause of death stated in the death certificate was "epilepsia caused by clog on brain." Daugherty's widow and daughter instituted proceedings for compensation under the

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