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May 1, 1926

Medical News

JAMA. 1926;86(18):1367-1372. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670440041017

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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.)


Illegal Practitioners Convicted.  —The Etowah County Medical Association recently instituted quo warranto proceedings against a "Dr." M. R. Ferguson who is said to have practiced without a license at Attalla. Convicted by a jury, he has appealed the case to the state supreme court, claiming, it is said, that he did not prescribe medicine. The Alabama law does not require for conviction, that an illegal practitioner treat a patient, as merely offering to treat patients subjects him to prosecution.—Chester V. Ross, chiropractor at Mobile, was convicted by a jury of practicing without a license and was fined $50, April 8, it is reported.


Health Officer Appointed.  —Dr. William K. Murray, of Canton, Ohio, has been appointed health

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