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June 5, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;122(6):387-389. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840230039013

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"Cosmic Ray" Sold in Health Devices.—  Three Chicagoans and a Danville couple were named on May 21 in indictments charging conspiracy and operation of a confidence game by allegedly selling "cosmic ray" tubes for $300, the Chicago Tribune reported, May 22. Those indicted by a Vermilion County grand jury were George Erickson and I. B. Haviland, who gave their address as 30 North La Salle Street, Chicago; Robert E. Nelson, Chicago, and Mr. and Mrs. George Brown, operators of a Danville health institute. John Allen, assistant state's attorney, said the defendants sold pencil-like tubes to the sick, claiming they were a "radioactive" development in healing. Allen said the tubes were analyzed and found to contain nothing that would produce radioactivity.


Course on the Rorschach Test.—  Michael Reese Hospital offers a course on the Rorschach test, June 7-11, under the direction of Samuel J. Beck, Ph.D. Emphasis will be

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