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April 30, 1927

Medical News

JAMA. 1927;88(18):1423-1427. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680440057022

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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.)

ALABAMA 

"Eye Specialists" Jailed at Huntsville.  —"Dr." Burns and N. Harris were being held in jail at Huntsville, March 31, awaiting action of the grand jury, following an alleged robbery of a patient at New Hope to whom they were supposedly administering treatment. The "doctors," it is reported, took $900 from the pocket of their patient. They are believed to be the same pair that posed as eye specialists in Minnesota in September, 1924; if so, they are wanted at New Vim, Minn., for skipping bail. In the New Hope escapade they gave their home as Dallas, Texas, but investigation revealed that they are not known in that city. The Journal during 1926 published items concerning "eye specialists" operating

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