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While caring for his sick daughter, a doctor is called away to the sickbed of a neighbor. He finds the neighbor gravely ill, and ignores his wife's pleas to come home and care for his own daughter, who has taken a turn for the worse.
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In the middle of the background for both indoor sets (the country doctor's home and the poor mother's shack), the American Biograph Company's logo is prominently incorporated into the "decoration." Apparently this is because at the time the film was made motion pictures were still not covered by copyright laws, but trademark logos were. By incorporating the trademark logo into every interior shot, the company had an easier time "copyrighting" the work. See more