Quack Fraudulent Criminal Doctor New York City Physician Document Signed 1866 Vf

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Seller: americana64 (8,793) 99.8%, Location: Eatontown, New Jersey, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 293258551376 ABRAHAM E. COX (18 – 19) QUACK FRAUDULENT CHARLATAN DOCTOR OF NEW YORK CITY 1860s-1881 The New York Times story is summarized and quoted here: May 5, 1881 New York Times A Fraudulent Dr. Summary: “Dr.” Abraham E. Cox of New York City was arrested, accused by Dr. Alfred E. M. Purdy of perjury for claiming to have graduated with a medical degree from the University of Castleton in April 1857 (later the Vermont Academy of Medicine which was dissolved in 1861).... “To substantiate the allegation, Dr. Purdy submitted an affidavit made by Benjamin F. Adams, setting forth that when the Medical College of Castleton closed its medical lectures, he (Adams) was secretary of the college; that the records of the institution from the date of its foundation in 1819 were in his possession; that he had examined them with the view of ascertaining whether Cox had been graduated from the college, and that the search showed that no diploma was ever granted to a person of that name.” The Charlatan Doctor Cox admitted he had paid a $100 bribe to some men in the County Clerk’s office to register his name! HERE’S AN INTERESTING 1866 DOCUMENT SIGNED BY COX AS A DOCTOR OF MEDICINE IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK – A BOND TO CHARLOTTE HORNER IN THE SUM OF $10,000 WHICH HE WILL PAY BY RECOVERY OF A SUIT FROM THE “…RECTOR, CHURCH-WARDENS OR VESTRYMEN OF TRINITY CHURCH, IN THE CITY OF NEW YORK…” !! THE DOCUMENT IS DATED JUNE 23, 1866. The document measures 8” x 12½”and is in VERY GOOD CONDITION. 1881 LETTER FROM NEW YORK CITY’S COMPTROLLER’S OFFICE RE “DR.” ABRAHAM E. COX COMPTROLLER'S OFFICE, July 30, 1881. To the Commissioners of the Sinking Fund: Gentlemen: It appears by a certificate of Daniel G. Rollins, District Attorney for the City and County of New York, that on the complaint of Alfred E. M. Purdy, President of the Medical Society of said city and county, made July 3, 1881, a fine of $1oo was imposed by the Court of General Sessions upon Abraham E. Cox, for violation of the provisions of the act of May 29, 1880, entitled "An act to Regulate the licensing of Physicians and Surgeons," and also by a certificate of Charles Blackie, Clerk of the Court of Special Sessions, that on the complaint of Patrick Curren, a fine of $5o was imposed by said court, July 12, 1881, upon Gustav Feruer for violation of the same provisions of law. It appears also by the Records of the Finance Department that the amount of fines in both cases was paid into the City Treasury to the credit of the "Sinking Fund for the Payment of Interest on the City Debt," and as Section 3 of said act provides that one-half of the fines imposed in such proceedings “shall be paid to the person or corporation making the complaint, the other half into the County Treasury," resolutions are presented to authorize the payment of one-half of said fines to the respective complainants. Respectfully, ALLAN CAMPBELL, Comptroller. Charlatan Abraham E Cox was fined and promised to take down his sign and to cease practicing medicine without a license. 1882 ARTICLE RE THE CRACKDOWN ON QUACK DOCTORS IN NEW YORK CITY MEDICAL SOCIETY OF THE COUNTY OF NEW YORK Annual Meeting October 23 1882 – Prosecution of Illegal Practicioners Medical Practice seems to be looking up in America. For some time past the profession in that country has keenly felt the unlimited license allowed to charlatanry in every form, and attempts have been recently made to place a check upon it to some extent. It is not many years since certain Universities were abolished for selling Diplomas in the most open and barefaced manner. Steps are now being taken to check irregular practice We quote from the Philadelphia Medical News Jan 7, 1882: “Prosecutions under the Medical Act - The report of the Board of Censors of the Medical Society of the county of New York read at the last annual meeting gives a detailed account of the work done in the attempt made to enforce the medical law of 1880 which requires the registration of practicing physicians in the county and the prosecution of illegal practitioners. Several quacks were prosecuted, but only one of them was fined; one Abraham E Cox who was practicing under a diploma improperly obtained from the defunct Castleton Medical School in Vermont. The fine imposed was $100. Another irregular, the charge against whom was the practicing under a diploma illegally obtained from an Eclectic School in this city, was upon his preliminary examination found unable to speak English. How he passed the examination for his degree, he could not tell. This case was presented to the Grand Jury for indictment, but this sapient body declined to consider the case, and refused to examine the Society's witnesses, indeed one wiseacre informed the President of the County Society, Dr. A.E.M. Purely that there was no need for a physician to have a diploma. A third a man named Dr. Kraft, who registered as a graduate of the Electro Therapeutic Institute of Philadelphia, whatever it is, escaped on the ground that he cured by electricity and magnetism only and used no drugs. The Justice held that he was not a medical practitioner under the statute and dismissed the case. …. The Society evidently is in earnest and is determined to rid New York City of these irregular and dangerous humbugs. Source: Midland Medical Miscellany and Provincial Medical Journal, Volume 1, No. 1, Jan. 1882 (first issue published in the U.K.) I am a proud member of the Universal Autograph Collectors Club (UACC), The Ephemera Society of America, the Manuscript Society and the American Political Items Collectors (APIC) (member name: John Lissandrello). I subscribe to each organizations' code of ethics and authenticity is guaranteed. ~Providing quality service and historical memorabilia online for over twenty years.~ WE ONLY SELL GENUINE ITEMS, i.e., NO REPRODUCTIONS, FAKES OR COPIES Condition: VF, Maker: Abraham E. Cox - Quack Fraud Doctor NYC

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