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June 6, 1903

The Christian Hospital Swindle.

JAMA. 1903;XL(23):1591. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490230043010

Chicago, June 3, 1903.

To the Editor:  —The Medicolegal Committee of the Chicago Medical Society wish to make the following statement to the profession of the United States:On Sunday, May 17, Dr. J. B. Murphy brought the Christian Hospital of Chicago to our attention. Dr. Murphy had returned from Washington that morning. In his mail he had found a letter dated May 12, offering him the presidency of the Christian Hospital. This letter was written on a letter head bearing his name as president. In the same mail were a large number of letters from physicians of the far west and southwest, some of which were dated as early as the 12th, calling his attention to the hospital and enclosing various advertising items bearing his name as president. In the main the accompanying letters are very considerate in tone, occasionally one was abusive.On Monday the committee consulted their

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