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July 6, 1912

The "Drs. Mixer" Fraud and Congressman Hamilton

Author Affiliations

Member of Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.

JAMA. 1912;LIX(1):52-53. doi:10.1001/jama.1912.04270070054026

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To the Editor:  —Under the head of "Current Comment," in an article called "Politics and Quackery," you use my name in commenting on the Mixer fraud order case by saying:"At the time the Post-Office investigated this fraud C. W. Mixer called on his friend, Congressman E. L. Hamilton, to use what influence he could in preventing the postal authorities interfering with this lucrative but villainous business."I write to request you to correct this misstatement, which I assume to be entirely unintentional.Mr. Mixer resides in the district which I represent. A fraud order was issued against him and he cam to Washington with his attorney to present his defense in the Post-Office Department. He and his attorney asked me to introduce them to Judge Goodwin, the Assistant Attorney General of the Post-Office Department. This I did.After a hearing the fraud order was continued in force. I was

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