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November 28, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(22):1351. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490410041008

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During the first day's trouble with the Chicago striking street-car men, one of the Chicago papers printed a paragraph to the effect that when one of the non-union workers was injured and taken to a nearby drug store, the physician who was called to attend him refused to do so. The report stated that the physician asked the man for his union button and on being informed that he had none and did not belong to the union, the physician refused to do anything for him. We immediately made inquiry as to the truth of this and found that the information had been telephoned in by a reporter and that this reporter got his information from a druggist. The druggist on being questioned, acknowledged that he knew nothing about it. The probability is that the report was not true. We sincerely hope that no physician would so far forget himself

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