Medicine: Badgered Doctors

The "badger game" is so old a criminal trick that dictionaries describe it. A dishonest woman lures a lickerish man into her apartment. Suddenly appears the '"husband," who for cash will overlook his "wife's" indiscretion. Occasionally such blackmail is worked by low men upon rich women. Rarely have the victims sufficient hardihood to resist the imposition.*

Last week the Medical Society of the State of New York warned the profession against a peculiarly malicious application of the badger game. A "sick" woman telephones for a doctor to come to her hotel room. While he...

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