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December 20, 1902

Particulars of a Lawsuit.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(25):1605. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480510045014

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Abstract

Chicago, Dec. 11, 1902.

To the Editor:  —Referring to the notice in The Journal, December 6, concerning suit brought against me for damages, allow me to state the facts: During an operation by Dr. Lemke in the year 1898 his patient had a cerebral embolism, followed by a partial hemiplegia. Shortly after that a lawsuit was commenced against Dr. Lemke, and I was included in the suit, on account of the supposed financial relations between Dr. Lemke and myself. I was not present at the time Dr. Lemke operated, and had nothing to do with the case. The case was tried two weeks ago, and when the plaintiff had completed his evidence, and without the presentation of witnesses and without a defense on the part of Dr. Lemke or myself, the judge instructed the jury to return a verdict in favor of the defendants, thus exonerating Dr. Lemke from any

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