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November 9, 1957


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207 Church St. Dunmore 12, Pa.

JAMA. 1957;165(10):1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02980280079018

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To the Editor:—  Enclosed you will find some amusing statements which appeared in the claim files of one of the large insurance companies of these United States. The statements are those of claim adjusters and of both patients and physicians appearing on the customary claim forms used in submitting a claim for injury or disease. I have gleaned these treasures over a period of several years.


  1. Man tripped and fell on me while playing softball injuring left knee. Injury turning to stone.

  2. Jeep accident. While maneuvering injured my leg.

  3. Stricture of the urethra complicated by fallen arches.

  4. This insured states that on the morning of Nov. 21st, 19— he was sitting down in front of her sewing machine getting ready to do some work when in some manner the chair slipped and she fell to the floor, falling on her rectum. She

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