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September 20, 1952


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350 E. Broad St. Columbus 15, Ohio.

JAMA. 1952;150(3):238. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.03680030070024

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To the Editor:  —On June 16, 1952, a Mr. E. M. Williams, supposedly of 1629 Q Street, N. W., Washington, D. C., came into my office to sell me medical uniforms. I purchased some and gave him a check for $23.85. After waiting a month for delivery, I sent a letter to him at the above address inquiring about the order made. The letter was returned stating that there was no one at that address by that name.It is quite obvious now that I have been swindled by a "smooth talker." This Mr. Williams is an elderly man about 60 years of age, slim, white, and about 5 ft. 5 in. tall. I believe it is only proper that mention of this be made to you so that other physicians will not be swindled in the same manner. I have also notified the Columbus Better Business Bureau.

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