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April 11, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;L(15):1198-1203. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530410038013

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Insists en Having Appendix.  —A druggist of Denver is said to have refused to pay a local surgeon, who removed his appendix, until the surgeon produced the appendix. The surgeon is said to have thrown away the appendix, and to have brought suit against the druggist for the amount of his bill, which was $225.25.

Jury Disagrees in Malpractice Suit.  In the case of Mrs. Belle Howard, Denver, who is said to have sued Dr. Frank M. McCartney for $25.000 for malpractice, based on alleged failure to diagnose appendicitis, and improper care of wound after operation, the jury is said to have disagreed after a deliberation of 26 hours, standing 9 for the defendant and 3 for the plaintiff.


Medical Society Incorporated.  The Waterbury Medical Association filed a certificate of incorporation, at the office of the Secretary of State, March 23, the object being to "establish the practice

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