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February 6, 1937

Medical News

JAMA. 1937;108(6):480-484. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780060046015

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Bills Introduced.—  S. 98 proposes to prohibit the planting, cultivating, harvesting and processing of "any flowering tops or leaves of hemp or loco weed (cannabis sativa) or Indian hemp" and to make a violation of the prohibition a felony. S. 118 proposes to prohibit the operation or maintenance of a clinical laboratory except under the immediate supervision and direction of a licensed clinical laboratory technologist or of a person holding a valid and unrevoked physician's and surgeon's certificate. The bill proposes to make it unlawful for any person in a clinical laboratory to make any tests or examinations requiring the application of one or more of the fundamental sciences, such as bacteriology, biochemistry, serology and parasitology, unless he possesses an unrevoked certificate, issued by the state board of health, as a qualified technician in the subject or subjects concerned with the tests or examinations, or possesses an unrevoked certificate

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