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March 8, 1902

Papers Fraudulently Obtained from the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Michigan.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(10):658-659. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480100034012

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Abstract

Ann Arbor, Mich., Feb. 26, 1902.

To the Editor:  —The medical profession may possibly be interested in a brief statement of the following facts: Some years ago I received from a physician at a small town in northern Michigan a letter stating that Dr. Emma W. Mooers, who graduated in the Department of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Michigan in 1884, was practicing medicine in an irregular way in his place. I knew that Dr. Mooers was pathologist to the McLean Hospital at Waverly, Mass, and I wrote my medical friend that the person impersonating Dr. Mooers was a fraud. Papers were issued for her arrest, but before they were served she left the town. Soon after this, the fraudulent Dr. Mooers turned up in Chicago, and I made another attempt to secure her arrest, but again she evaded the officers of the law and for some years

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