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August 16, 1924

Medical News

JAMA. 1924;83(7):537-542. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660070053016

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(Physicians will confer a favor by sending for this department items of news of more or less general interest: such as relate to society activities, new hospitals, education, public health, etc.)


Personal.  —T. H. Sewall, Birmingham, has been appointed director of the bureau of epidemiology of the state department of health.

"Physcultopractor" Convicted.  —John Vinson of Gadsden, a physical culture devotee, was found guilty by a jury of practicing medicine without a license, July 22, and fined $150, it is reported. An indictment in this case was secured by the Marshall County Medical Society.

Change in Code Affecting the Professions.  —The section of the new code dealing with professional practice which goes into effect in Alabama, August 17, has been rewritten by the code committee. Heretofore, persons found guilty of practicing a profession without a certificate were required, after having been indicted, to be tried by a jury in

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