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July 30, 1960


JAMA. 1960;173(13):1491-1497. doi:10.1001/jama.1960.03020310079027


Dubuque Physician Missing Ten Days.—  The body of Dr. Edward R. Bartels, Dubuque, Iowa, was found in a wooded area about five miles west of Galena, Ill., on July 21, 10 days after the physician's disappearance. The Federal Bureau of Investigation announced that charges of kidnaping were brought against a 25-year-old former convict from Michigan who was arrested in Birmingham, Ala., while trying to sell Dr. Bartels' car.Dr. Bartels, a 1953 graduate of the State University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, left his home the evening of July 11 after receiving a call to treat a woman who was "critically ill." Later, Mrs. Bartels received a call from a man saying that Dr. Bartels was "calling in a specialist" and would not be home that night. When the physician did not return the following day, police were notified.The Dubuque County Medical

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