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December 24, 1938

ORGANIZATION SECTION

JAMA. 1938;111(26):2397-2398. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790520053014
Abstract

THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY RETURNS INDICTMENTS

The Special Federal Grand Jury, which has been conducting an investigation in Washington, D. C., for more than two months, returned indictments, December 20, charging violation of the Anti-Trust Laws against the American Medical Association, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, the Harris County (Texas) Medical Society, the Washington (D. C.) Academy of Surgery, and twenty-one individuals. The specific test of applicability of the anti-trust statutes to the medical profession was based on the District of Columbia cooperative, known as Group Health Association, Inc. The indictment charged the defendants with conspiring to "hinder and obstruct Group Health Association, Inc., in obtaining access to hospital facilities for its members." The indictment was signed by Thurman Arnold, Assistant Attorney General of the United States, David A. Pine, United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, and John Henry Lewin, Allan Hart, Douglas B. Maggs

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