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"THE PROFESSION OF GETTING HURT."

JAMA. 1905;XLIV(24):1937. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02500510045013.
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In Pearson's Magazine for June, Theodore Waters writes entertainingly under the above title about cases of malingering. Because of its excessive number of personal damage suits against the municipality, Chicago is given a "bad eminence." Not much in the article is in the least new to the well-read physician, but it is a pleasure to find that the professional malingerers are being exposed to the sympathizing and rather unsophisticated public; and undoubtedly much good will come from the education of the public perception and conscience. Mr. Waters equally and rightly exposes the "shyster lawyers and the doctors without-the-code," and condemns the benumbed conscience of the public in reference to damage suits against corporations and municipalities. He cites many instances showing the swarm of lawyers that besets every injured person whose accident is reported in the papers. Concerning Chicago, we read: "And by a curious coincidence the clients of many of

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