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November 10, 1900

OSSIFICATION OF THE CHOROID LEADS TO THE IDENTIFICATION OF THE BODY IN AN INSURANCE CASE.

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BALTIMORE, MD.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(19):1192-1193. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620450006001b
Abstract

Early in October, five years ago, a well-known wholesale sale clothier of Baltimore telegraphed to his wife from a point in Canada to meet him on a Saturday, at 4 p.m., in the Grand Central Station, New York. She was there on time, but failed to find her husband. She ascertained from the sleeping-car conductor and porter that her husband had occupied a berth on the train, and some of his clothes were found in the berth. The porter said that he had seen Mr. A. passing through the car door, presumably on his way to the car ahead, and that the train at this time was crossing the Niagara River. The following week the wife appeared at the office of the insurance companies and claimed the insurance, which the companies refused until more conclusive evidence was forthcoming of the man's death. Weeks passed and still the family were unable

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