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September 2, 1911

Royal Order of Lions Fraud

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Pana, Ill.

JAMA. 1911;LVII(10):838. doi:10.1001/jama.1911.04260090060031

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To the Editor:  —I saw the statement of Dr. Charles F. Brigham in The Journal, August 26, regarding the "Royal Order of Lions" fraud. The promoter of this concern was in our town May 15, and showed me the receipts of half a dozen physiciansof surrounding towns who had signed his contract. After discussing the matter with my father, who was present, and to whom the contract also seemed good, I "bit."I received a bunch of blanks and other printed matter setting forth the benefits to be derived from a membership in the order, etc., with the stamped address 209½ Brady St. (Phone N. 4402-L), supposedly Decatur, Ill. I sent a letter to Decatur which was forwarded to Madison, Wis., and from there to Green Bay, Wis., and then returned unclaimed.

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