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December 7, 1935

Government Services

JAMA. 1935;105(23):1924. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760490108018

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Abstract

Stoner Violates Food and Drugs Act  A fine of $2,000, the maximum penalty, was imposed on "Dr." George DeWitt Stoner, Lakeland, Fla., in federal court at Tampa in November for violating the federal Food and Drugs Act. Stoner was placed on probation for two years. In November 1934, Stoner was sentenced for a similar violation and was placed on probation. The recent investigation disclosed that Stoner's wife was continuing the sale of "Dr. Pener's Uterine Tablets" and "Regulator Pills" (Compound Pills-Tansy Pennyroyal) to former customers under labels from which the false claims had been removed. The court considered this to be a violation of his probation. Stoner claims graduation from the Curtis Physio-Medical Institute of Marion, Ind., in 1896. The institution was said to be a poor excuse for a medical school and the American Medical Association has had no opportunity of checking up the record, since it has been

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