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June 8, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(23):902. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430230036007

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An advertiser of New York City, a "Doctor" H—, although he is a regular graduate in medicine, is a specialist "on the lung." After hunting the gulls of both country and city, he is now hunting one or more of his associates on the charges of forgery and larceny. The men who kept his accounts and correspondence, and who did the pharmacal work, set up in business for themselves and diverted to themselves quite a large share of the out-of-town receipts. In the course of this crooked work it became necessary to work off a fraudulent certificate of death. It was in the perpetration of this crime that the "doctor" got wind of the system of swindling of his associate "doctors."

That certificates of death should be received from the "doctor," and not from the other advertisers does not appear to have been explained, but it may be, for the

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