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December 29, 1923

Medical News

JAMA. 1923;81(26):2190-2194. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650260032017

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The Diploma Inquiry Continued.  —The grand jury investigation of fake medical diplomas has been discontinued until January 2. Seventy-five new subpoenas have been prepared for witnesses. It is said that subpoenas have been served on Dr. Francis J. Harper of Norwich and the Rev. Dr. George F. Coggswell, a magnetic healer, and that a search has been made for Dr. William Apostolon Roody, a native of Turkey, who until recently had an office in New Britain. New York is cooperating with Connecticut and a conference between officials of the two states will be held before the grand jury reconvenes on evidence already adduced. It is said that an exodus of quacks from Connecticut to New York has occurred

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