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February 19, 1938

Medical News

JAMA. 1938;110(8):585-588. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790080043018

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District Meeting.—  The Fifth Councilor District Medical Society was addressed January 11 in El Dorado by Drs. Kingsley W. Cosgrove, Little Rock, on "Blindness"; Augustus C. Shipp, Little Rock, "Early Recognition and Management of Tuberculosis in Childhood"; Albert S. Buchanan, Prescott, problems of the small town surgeon, and Joseph B. Wharton Jr., El Dorado, "Treatment of Peptic Ulcers."


Conviction of Former State Board Inspector. —  The California Supreme Court, Nov. 26, 1937, affirmed the decision of the Los Angeles Superior Court in finding William A. Byrne, former inspector for the state board of medical examiners, guilty on five counts of being involved in an abortion syndicate in California, Washington and Oregon. Byrne had been placed in jail when he with another member of the syndicate, R. L. Rankin, had attempted to intimidate witnesses. Byrne now stands to serve a sentence of from ten to twenty-five years, it is reported. The same court ordered a new trial

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