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Beauty Doctors in Trouble.
—Mrs. Anna B. Stewart, Los Angeles, a "beauty doctor" who, it is said, never attended medical school, was arrested by an agent of the state board of medical examiners, October 18, on a charge of using the title "Dr." without having a license. She was convicted and fined $100 and sentenced to sixty days in jail, the prison sentence being suspended on condition that she stop using the title.—Mrs. Gertrude Steele, Los Angeles, naturopath, who was indicted, October 7, on a charge of manslaughter as a result of her treatments, had not been apprehended, October 30, and is said to have gone to Canada. A suit for $5,000 against Mrs. Steele was filed, October
Medical News. JAMA. 1924;83(22):1774–1779. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660220050023