Medicine: Tax Lien

Does cheating the Government make a doctor unfit to treat his patients? The question had Philadelphia's suburbia split right down its Main Line last week. Center of the storm: Surgeon Clare C. Hodge, 46, who came home last September after serving three months in prison for defrauding the U.S. of $166,000 in income taxes (between 1943 and 1950, he took in unreported fees totaling $432,000, paid taxes totaling only $23,000.

Said Hodge: "God gave me these hands and endowed them with some surgical ability [to help] suffering humanity." With that, he applied for reinstatement at Bryn Mawr Hospital. The directors turned him...

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