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night. He was given a certificate of death. In pursuance of his usual practice the doctor visited the chamber of death. In the dimly-lighted room what appeared to be a human body was perceptable on the bed, but on examination the "corpse" proved to be a dummy composed of pillows, blankets, boots and a poker. The man who obtained the certificate, on being ques¬ tioned, said: "I am the dead body," and asserted that he had committed the deception to deceive his people into the belief that he wasdoi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470110052015 fatcat:7awv32gqvjeg7knz5xw2l772xy