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April 22, 1899

A Very Irregular "Regular."

Author Affiliations

Medical Director U. S. Navy (retired).

JAMA. 1899;XXXII(16):869-870. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.02450430023002

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New York City, April 3, 1899.

To the Editor:  —The following letter speaks for itself. I violate no confidence in making it public. It was not addressed to me, nor indeed, except on the envelope, which I did not see, to any one else. It was shown to me as having been received by a government official, and was circulated on the authority of its writer—a "regular" physician of long standing:— —, November, 1898.

My Dear Doctor:  —Hoping and believing that you are alive and well, and not doubting that, for old acquaintance sake, you will entertain my message, I will speak briefly and without apology.I was pained to read of the death of Geo. E. Waring, and all the more because I have the fullest assurances that his death could have been prevented. And so of thousands who have died, or will have died, in the new

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