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March 12, 1932


JAMA. 1932;98(11):890. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730370030014

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The jury in the case of Norman Baker versus the American Medical Association, trial of which was completed on Thursday, March 3, after some four weeks of court procedure, returned a verdict for the Association. The editorials to which Baker objected were published in The Journal, April 12 and 19, 1930, and in Hygeia, May, 1930. During the trial, attorneys for the Association, headed by Mr. C. M. Burke of Messrs. Loesch, Schofield, Loesch and Burke, introduced evidence, justifying the statements that had been made. With Mr. Burke were associated Mr. C. L. Harrell of the same firm and Mr. Charles M. Dutcher, Iowa City. In addition to depositions introduced in great number, expert testimony was given for the Association by Drs. Francis Carter Wood, Joseph C. Bloodgood. Burton T. Simpson, Albert C. Broders and Max Cutler. Many other physicians aided the Association in this case. As was anticipated, the

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