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July 11, 1908

Dr. Hoffa Not Born in America.

JAMA. 1908;LI(2):144. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540020056015

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Abstract

Milwaukee, Wis., July 5, 1908.

To the Editor:  —Your Berlin correspondent, whom you introduced to your readers as a man of high standing, writes of the late Professor Hoffa: "He was closely related to Americans, as he was born in South America." Now, all the numerous biographies of Hoffa I have read state that he was born in South Africa and was never in America until a few years ago. My criticism may seem trivial, but such statements, if allowed to stand, may reflect on the authenticity of other interesting things your correspondent is telling us.

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