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September 12, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XLI(11):663-668. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490300019008

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Abstract

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA. 

Twelve Passed Examination.  —Out of 22 physicians recently examined for appointment as medical inspectors of public schools, six passed; and of 11 examined for appointment as physicians to the poor six also passed.

Washington Suicides.  —During the fiscal year just ended 54 deaths occurred by suicide, 22, or nearly 70 per cent., more than for the previous year. The revolver was used in 15 cases, carbolic acid in 11, and strangulation in 9.

Nonagenarian Illicit Practitioner.  —Brooks Johnson, a colored individual claiming to be 98 years old, was recently arrested on the charge of practicing medicine without a license. The complaints allege that he offered to remove "spells" for $25.

Application Denied.  —Dr. William C. Woodward, secretary of the Board of Medical Supervisors of the District of Columbia, has informed the commissioners that the board refuses to grant Salina Armstrong Hopkins, M.D., a license to practice medicine

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