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May 29, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(22):1707-1708. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670480037016

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Death of Dr. Axham  Dr. Axham has died at the age of 86. He had been in failing health for some time. His name was removed from the Medical Register in 1911 because he acted as anesthetist to Mr. Barker the bone-setter, and because he refused to discontinue this service. When the honor of knighthood was conferred on Mr. Barker, it was widely felt by the public that Dr. Axham should not longer remain under the ban of his profession, many of the most prominent members of which had publicly expressed their admiration of Sir Herbert Barker's work. An effort therefore was begun to induce the general medical council to reconsider its decision. This attracted the widest public attention and assumed, in a short time, the dimensions of an agitation. The general medical council, however, declared that it was powerless in the matter. Dr. Axham's professional qualifications, which entitled him

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