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August 7, 1943

Medical News

JAMA. 1943;122(15):1023-1025. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840320041015

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Personal.—  Charles H. Danforth, Ph.D., professor of anatomy at the Stanford University School of Medicine, San Francisco, has been appointed to the honorary position of librarian of the California Academy of Sciences.—Dr. Romeo R. Root, Riverside, among others, received a gold headed cane in May in recognition of his long service in the Riverside County Medical Association.

Drugless Practitioners May Sign Death Certificates.—  Drugless practitioners may legally sign death certificates, according to an opinion released on June 23 by Attorney General Robert W. Kenny, newspapers reported. In Kenny's opinion, given to the board of medical examiners, he pointed out that the California courts had never ruled on the legality of the question. "In thus making it possible for the drugless practitioner to sign death certificates, it should of course be realized that the implication is not to be conveyed that such drugless practitioner may call themselves or advertise themselves

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