Lawson: You blundering, incompetent old fool - I told you who killed him.
Dr. Sayles: Can't use hearsay on a coroner's report. I'm not a jury.
Lawson: You idiot. On the basis of your report, Judge Harmon refused to issue a warrant for Powers arrest. I had to send McCrary out-of-town for judge Murdock.
Dr. Sayles: It's not my … business to …
Lawson: Your business is what I tell you it is.
Dr. Sayles: I'm … (rises, pushing Lawson's cane out of his face) tired of dirty politics … phony reports. I'm a doctor!
Lawson: You're a quack - and I'll break you for this, Eli. I'll run you out of the state. You'll never practice again.