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December 4, 1926

Medical News

JAMA. 1926;87(23):1923-1928. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680230047019

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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.)


State Board Officers Reelected.  —At a business meeting of the state board of medical examiners, Sacramento, October 19, all officers of the board were reelected: Dr. Percy T. Phillips, Santa Cruz, president; Dr. Harry V. Brown, Glendale, vice president, and Dr. Charles B. Pinkham, secretary.

Proposal to Prevent Beauty Parlor Deaths.  — Reiterating that at least a dozen deaths have occurred in California from the promiscuous use of preparations and processes employed by "beauty specialists," the secretary of the state board of medical examiners, Dr. Charles B. Pinkham, stated, November 3, that a bill would be introduced into the next legislature to prohibit "beauty specialists," except those who may be licensed physicians, from using dangerous drugs in their

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