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April 23, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XVIII(17):535-537. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02411210029012

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A Professional Impostor.  —Dr. Aspad Gerster writes to the New York Medical Journal giving warning of a fraudulent canvasser who calls himself "Dr. Goodman." The party is a bad man and not a doctor, and he may change his name from time to time. According to Dr. Gerster the fraudulent operations of the man consist in offering and selling a gas-fixture, or some other implement of merit and utility, receiving money therefor and then not delivering the goods. The man adds to the plausibility of his scheme by quoting the name of Dr. Gerster, or some other medical man of note, as that of a schoolmate, friend and endorser. Dr. Gerster says that an impostor of this kind has succeeded in extracting sums of money from physicians in several Western cities. The man is now in the Eastern States.

An Overdose of Gold.  —In December last, a French soldier

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