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December 4, 1897

The Dixon Case.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(23):1177. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440490043010

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Rock Island, Ill., Nov. 22, 1897.

To the Editor:  —About a year ago I received a letter from a Springfield, Ill., physician asking me to contribute to the expense of carrying the Dixon case through the courts until a decision by the supreme court was obtained. I declined to do so except with the understanding that if the verdict should be against us that an effort would be made to organize the physicians of the State of Illinois pledged to fight everything that was against us, for I was quite sure that the decision in that case would be against us, when we would be worse off than we were before if we let it go at that. I received no reply to my letter. The reason for my belief that the decision would be against us was this: Probably twenty-five years ago Dr. Patrick Gregg of this city refused

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