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February 3, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;114(5):420-423. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810050040016

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Norman Baker Sentenced to Prison— Denied New Trial.—  Norman Baker, founder of hospitals at Muscatine, Iowa, and Eureka Springs, and one time candidate for governor and United States Senator in Iowa, was sentenced to four years in prison and fined $4,000 following his conviction on a charge of using the mails to defraud in advertising a "cancer cure," according to the New York Times January 26. R. A. Bellows, superintendent of the Baker Hospital in Eureka Springs, was sentenced to two years and Dr. Johnson L. Statler, technical adviser, was sentenced to a year and a day. As noted in The Journal Sept. 30, 1939, Baker surrendered to the U. S. marshal in Arkansas on a federal indictment charging him with using the mails to defraud. The present sentence and fine is the outcome of this indictment. The sentence was imposed January 25, two days after conviction. The action

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