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May 12, 1906

Warning Against Fraudulent Insurance Agent.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(19):1463. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510460057021

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Summerville, S. C., April 27, 1906.

To the Editor:  —If you will give publicity to the following you will do our profession a great service and aid in placing in the penitentiary one of the nerviest thieves in America. A man, six feet in height, with stubby, iron-gray moustache, large gray eyes with a decided outward and downward slant, rather prominent eyeballs, hair slightly curly, iron gray and rather thin over the forehead and on top of the head, weighing 260 pounds and about 60 years of age is traveling the country over, purporting to be an agent of the Columbian National Life Insurance Company. He has swindled a number of physicians in Charleston by the following scheme: He shows credentials as agent of the company and offers to appoint his intended victim a medical examiner and sell him stock of the company at a reduced price, representing that the

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