Unionville, N. Y., Dec. 29, 1898.
To the Editor:
—On Aug. 20, 1898, the Journal considerately published a letter from me, on "Malingering," that recited a case in which suit for malpractice had been instituted. It seemed to me that the matter was of general interest to the profession then, as the outcome is now, so an outline of the progress of the case is here given, in order of time: The plaintiff's attorneys wrote me asking for a settlement by a certain time. I answered that there was nothing to settle. They then served first papers, without complaint, in a suit for $5000 damages, and I at once employed a careful and experienced attorney, and instructed him to push the suit to an issue without any delay whatever. Complaint asked for and received in two or three weeks. It was as follows: Damages demanded for "careless, negligent, wrongful and