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November 5, 1898

Judge Kohlsaat and the Probate Court.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(19):1122. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450190048011

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Chicago, Oct. 31, 1898.

To the Editor:  —Some of the statements which have appeared in the medical press of late criticising the official acts of Judge Kohlsaat appear very strange to the thousands of citizens of Chicago who have known him, as has the writer, for twenty years or more. His reputation as lawyer and judge is so very different from that sought to be given him by the critics, that the thought at once arises that there must be a mistake somewhere. If it were a fact that Judge Kohlsaat habitually, or even occasionally, ruled differently in regard to physicians from his rulings with others, that fact alone would show his unfitness for the bench, and not only physicians but others should unite to secure his defeat. The writer, having waited in vain for some one to make reply to these criticisms, and thinking it due to the profession

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