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Coin debaser and quack doctor

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 29 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:265

At the trial of Ralph Appleton and another at the Central Criminal Court last week for feloniously “sweating” gold current coins an interesting and somewhat instructive piece of evidence was given by Detective-Sergeant Beard, one of the officers engaged in the case. In cross-examination by Appleton, the detective said that when he searched the premises in Tyers Street (the …

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