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August 30, 1913

Malingering and Feigned Sickness.

JAMA. 1913;61(9):707. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04350090075032

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Malingering is a condition that many physicians in their daily practice fail to take into consideration. Even those who frequently come in contact with cases of injury due to accident for which compensation or indemnity may be claimed often fail entirely to recognize malingering, even when it is present in some of its most common forms. Since workmen's compensation acts and accident indemnity insurance are becoming more common, it is necessary for physicians to pay more attention to this subject in order that justice may be done both parties. There are many forms of malingering and some of those practicing it are very clever, so that it, takes an exceedingly keen diagnostician to detect the fraud. This little volume is not only timely, but it is also interestingly written. The author has had an unusually large experience in this line of work and exhibits a shrewdness in making deductions which

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