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January 9, 1937

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JAMA. 1937;108(2):127. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780020045016

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Fines Imposed Under Poison Act  Ten druggists and paint dealers were recently fined in the District of Columbia for selling caustic or corrosive materials in containers not labeled as the Federal Caustic Poison Act requires. Apparently because all the cases were first offenses the court imposed nominal fines of $10 after the defendants had pleaded guilty. The prosecutions were based on sales of oxalic acid, acetic acid and ammonia water.

General Shockley Retires  Brig. Gen. M. Augustus Wroten Shockley, assistant to the surgeon general of the U. S. Army, will retire on his own application, effective February 28, according to the New York Times. General Shockley is 62 years of age. He graduated from the Kansas City Medical College in 1898, joining in the same year the Seventh U. S. Voluntary Infantry. He advanced through the various grades in the regular army until he was appointed brigadier general in 1935.

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