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October 15, 1892


JAMA. 1892;XIX(16):476. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420160030010

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To the Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association:  Please give publicity through your Journal to a confidence game that is being worked on physicians in this State and probably in others. A "special agent" sailing under the name of F. C. Washburn, of St. Paul, Minn., goes from city to city appointing medical examiners for the Bankers' Mutual Aid Association of St. Paul, Minn. The examiner is naturally requested to take a policy for which he pays $5.00 quarterly dues in advance. No policy ever appears and the appointment is bogus.Yours very truly,Port Huron, Mich., Oct. 8, 1892.

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