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August 29, 1931

Medical News

JAMA. 1931;97(9):649-652. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730090063014

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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.)

ALASKA 

Medical Election.  —Dr. Leonard P. Dawes, Juneau, was elected president, July 1, of the Alaska Territorial Medical Association; Dr. Frank R. De La Vergne, Fairbanks, was made president-elect, and Dr. Harry C. DeVighne, Juneau, reelected secretary.

CALIFORNIA 

Personal.  — Dr. Neal N. Wood, Los Angeles, has been appointed medical director of the Los Angeles County General Hospital with the exception of the osteopathic unit. Mr. Norman R. Martin has been appointed executive superintendent of the institution.

Drugless Practitioner Sentenced.  —George D. Gillespie, licensed drugless practitioner, in a jury trial, June 11, was found guilty of second degree murder, arising from an alleged illegal operation. He was sentenced, June 15, to serve from five years to life, but, on

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