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May 17, 1924


Author Affiliations

New York. President and Secretary, Respectively, Medical Board, New York Skin and Cancer Hospital.

JAMA. 1924;82(20):1630. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02650460054034

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To the Editor:  —In The Journal, April 19, p. 1285, there is a letter from Dr. Albert G. Hulett concerning Dr. L. Duncan Bulkley's cancer treatment. This letter gives the impression that he is, at present, conducting a "medical" cancer clinic in the Skin and Cancer Hospital. Regarding Bulkley's extravagant claims, the previous secretary of the medical board of the Skin and Cancer Hospital, Dr. George Semken, repudiated all his claims and pretensions in two letters, published in The Journal, June 23, 1923, p. 1867, and Oct. 22, 1921, p. 1357.Dr. Bulkley asserted that he held the position of senior physician. There is no such position in the Skin and Cancer Hospital. In the last annual report, Dr. Bulkley is down as dermatologist emeritus. It is a number of years since Dr. Bulkley had a clinic in the hospital, and then it was related to general dermatology; that was

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