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February 13, 1932


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Rockland, Mass.

JAMA. 1932;98(7):571. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730330053026

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To the Editor:  —I don't know to what department I should address this letter, but I hope it may be put to use, so that it will warn other physicians against the book-agents I am describing.A suave gentleman introduced himself into my office as the representative of the Standard Encyclopedia Corporation of Chicago and saying that he had been sent at the request of Doctor Walker (Chief of Medical Service, Brockton City Hospital) and Dr. George Moore (Secretary of Plymouth County Medical Association). He said his company had authorized him to make a gift of some of their publications to any new doctor just starting in this district, and that Drs. Moore and Walker had advised him to select me. I attempted to get these doctors on the telephone, but they were out. I listened to the clever talker—I am sorry I did not have a dictograph to take

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