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October 18, 1890


JAMA. 1890;XV(16):581. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410420025006

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The suit brought by Mr. Sims against Dr. A. H. Parker, of Chicago, the well-known expert truss adjuster, for $15,000 damages, was tried before Judge Baker recently, and after the evidence on both sides had been closed and the counsel for the prosecution had presented his side of the case to the jury, the Judge instructed the jury to return a verdict for the defendant. The evidence showed that Sims had worn a truss several years on account of an inguinal hernia before he applied to Dr. Parker, and for several months he had suffered at times with pain on the same side as the hernia. After the truss fitted by Dr. Parker this pain continued to recur, and sometime after he had passed from the observation of the latter, a psoas abscess matured and pointed somewhere about the groin or upper part of the thigh, and not being efficiently

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