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January 3, 1920

Medical News

JAMA. 1920;74(1):37-41. doi:10.1001/jama.1920.02620010043019

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Convicted of Misuse of Mails.  —Dr. George F. Purcell of Los Angeles was found guilty of misusing the mails to give information where an illegal operation might be performed. The case is the first of a series of six brought by the government for similar offenses.

Illegal Practitioners Arrested.  —Drs. Harry G. Palmer and Jay G. McMath, osteopaths of Compton, according to report, have been arrested on a charge that they murdered Mrs. Marie Vegas Martinez, who died as the result of an alleged illegal operation performed by them. The report states also that T. Wah Hing, a Chinese herb doctor, who has been practicing in Sacramento for many years, was convicted of practicing medicine without a state

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