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March 21, 1903

Medical News.

JAMA. 1903;XL(12):788-792. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490120040010

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Jury Disagrees.  —The jury to which was committed the case of Mrs. Julia Tickel, known as Mrs. "Dr." Jones of Fresno, charged with causing abortion, was unable to agree and was discharged.

Physician Wins.  —In the case of Dr. Jacob H. Parseghian, Fresno, against H. Azhderian, for medical attendance furnished the son of the latter, the decision was in favor of the plaintiff for $400.

Indicted Optician Escapes.  —A warrant was recently issued in Bakersfield for the arrest of C. Belmont, an optician, who, it was alleged, had practiced medicine without first registering his diploma. On attempting to serve the warrant, the constable discovered that the accused had gone to Los Angeles.

San Francisco Deaths.  —During February 633 deaths were reported, which, after the deduction of 57 due to violence, leaves 576, equivalent to an annual death rate of 16.84 per 1,000. In February, 1902, the rate was 18.79

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