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May 24, 1924

Medical News

JAMA. 1924;82(21):1698-1703. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650470038021

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Parents Sentenced for Refusing Vaccination.  —Charged with refusal to permit their three children to be vaccinated in order to attend public school, James G. Brown and his wife, of Hartford, were sentenced to five days in jail by Judge Creedon, May 12, in lieu of paying the $10 fine imposed on them. The antivaccinationists, who lost their fight against compulsory vaccination in the last legislature, are being aided by the Connecticut Medical Liberty League, it is reported.

Diploma Inquiry Continued.  — The grand jury which recessed, April 30, resumed sessions, May 13. Seventy-six appeals have been filed in the court, together with injunctions restraining the state council of health from revoking the licenses to practice medicine issued by

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