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August 5, 1944

Medical News

JAMA. 1944;125(14):980-983. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850320038015

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Norman Baker Released from Prison.—  Norman Baker, former operator of alleged "cancer cure" hospitals at Muscatine, Iowa, and Eureka Springs, Ark., was to be released from the Leavenworth Federal Penitentiary July 19, newspapers reported. Baker was convicted at Little Rock in January 1940 on a charge of using the mails to defraud in the advertisement of a cancer treatment and was sentenced to four years in prison and fined $4,000. He began serving the sentence in March 1941.


Personal.—  Dr. Guy E. Calonge has been named a member of the La Junta School Board.—Dr. and Mrs. Thomas J. Jones, Hooper, observed their fiftieth wedding anniversary, June 6.

Rheumatic Fever Control Program.—  The public policy committee of the Colorado State Medical Society recently rejected a proposed plan for rheumatic fever control in metropolitan Denver submitted by the state board of health and offered, instead,

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