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October 17, 1908

MEDICAL INSTITUTES.HOW THEY ENTRAP THE UNWARY YOUNG—THE HIBBARD CASE AS AN ILLUSTRATION.

JAMA. 1908;LI(16):1330-1335. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410160040003
Abstract

If the United States Circuit Court of Appeals sustains the findings of the lower court, Edward R. Hibbard of Oak Park, Ill., will spend two years in the Chicago House of Correction, besides paying a fine of $1,500 and the costs of the prosecution of his case.

Mr. Hibbard is a man who has been a prominent citizen of Oak Park and whom Edward F. Dunne, former mayor of Chicago; William A. Hutchinson, postmaster at Oak Park, Frederick H. Wickett, attorney at law; C. F. Haffner, member of the Cook County Civil Service Commission, and others have regarded as a good citizen and a good neighbor. As to his general reputation for honesty—"It was good; it was very good." In fact, he was a neighbor to be proud of (so these people thought), and yet it is alleged (and the lower court found him guilty) that while Mr. Hibbard was

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