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February 25, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLIV(8):633. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500350043010

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It is reported that the governor of Ohio has directed the board of trustees of the Ohio Hospital for Epileptics to ask for the resignation of the superintendent. Dr. A. P. Ohlmacher. By those who knew the strength and methods of the political ring that sought his removal, this action is received without surprise. It is not to the credit of the governor that he should take his action without waiting to investigate the superintendent's specific charges that some of the subordinate officers of the hospital have been conniving with outside politicians to defraud the state through the sale to the institution of many articles at prices above their real value. Dr. Ohlmacher has publicly submitted for investigation the items of graft, and has asked a public investigation of all the institution's affairs before his departure on March 15. By complicating the issue, the time-worn method of their kind, the

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