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October 16, 1909

Warning Against Impostor

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Brooklyn, N. Y.

JAMA. 1909;LIII(16):1305. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.02550160061012

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To the Editor:  —Kindly warn the profession against a dirty, ragged individual who at present is calling on physicians in Brooklyn, soliciting money to get a meal or two with.The man is about 5 feet 8 inches tall, with light hair and slight cockney accent. He claims to know the physician's relative in England. He also says that he is going to work his way home on an Atlantic transport liner, but has no money.He has called on two others besides myself in the past few days. I discovered the fraud by casually mentioning my experience to another physician, who immediately described the beggar.The man will probably try to work other cities.

X-Ray Examination.  —The first and greatest value of the xray examination lies in the fact that it gives information regarding conditions existing in the sick or injured individual, which, in some instances, could not be

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