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JAMA 100 Years Ago
December 13, 2006


JAMA. 2006;296(22):2745. doi:10.1001/jama.296.22.2745-a

Our London correspondent refers to a recent peculiar bequest to the Barnardo Homes which is likely to give the trustees or administrators some troublesome consideration—assuming, as we must, that they are upright, conscientious men. It appears that a man owning a large number of shares in two “patent-medicine” concerns bequeathed them to Barnardo Homes under condition that they should not be sold, but should be made the foundation of a new English limited liability company devoted to the sale of the nostrums. It would require a rather extraordinary casuist to justify the acceptance of such a bequest.