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May 23, 1908

Medical News

JAMA. 1908;L(21):1696-1702. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530470034013

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Society Organized  —.At a meeting of the physicians of Imperial Valley, held in Imperial, April 16, the Imperial Valley Medical Society was organized with the following officers: President, Dr. George M. Bumgarner, Imperial, and secretary-treasurer, Dr. Cooke, Brawley. Monthly meetings are to be held alternately at the towns of Imperial, El Centro and Brawley.

Alleged Medical Fakers Arrested.  —Under the direction of the United States District Attorney, eleven alleged quack practitioners of Los Angeles were arrested April 21. Among these were Julien A. Macrae, "mental healer," and "Licentiate" of esoteric philosophy; Charles C. Summer, William A. Clark, Mrs. Inez Decker, Mrs. A. Laiyon, Mrs. M. Woods. Mrs. C. E. Smith, E. E. Eads, Haigh, Taylor, and Alice von Rickert. Under the statutes they are to be proceeded against for using the mails in correspondence regarding the use of dangerous drugs to prevent childbirth.

Vital Statistics.  —During March there were

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