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September 25, 1926

Medical News

JAMA. 1926;87(13):1041-1046. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680130055022

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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 Practitioner Fined.  —Following a plea of guilty in the superior court of Kern County to a charge of violating the state medical practice act, Harley Hulse Heddens was sentenced recently to pay a fine of $200 and serve six months in the county jail; the jail sentence was suspended for the present; the fine was paid. Heddens' line of work in Bakersfield is said to have been "abortions and serum injections."

Cooperation with the Corps Area Surgeon.  —The state board of medical examiners now places in the envelops of successful applicants for licensure in California a form letter, prepared by the ninth corps area surgeon, which encourages application for commission in the medical officers' reserve corps. The

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