O. F. HEDLEY, M.D., F.A.C.P.
During the summer of 1937, nationwide attention was attracted by reports in professional publications and in the lay press of an extensive criminal racket based on attempts to obtain payments on disability insurance by feigning heart disease. The writer was detailed as medical advisor to the U. S. District Attorney in New York City, and in that capacity obtained information upon which this report is based.1
The malefactions here described came under the jurisdiction of the Federal Government because they involved the use of the United States mail to defraud. Official inquiries were first conducted by postal inspectors. When sufficient
HEDLEY OF. THE FRAUDULENT USE OF DIGITALIS TO SIMULATE HEART DISEASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:154–163. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-2-154
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(2):154-163.
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