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November 26, 1938

Association News

JAMA. 1938;111(22):2021. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790480051018

JUDGE LIMITS SCOPE OF GRAND JURY INVESTIGATION  District Court Justice Proctor on November 17 quashed two thirds of a subpena which had ordered the American Medical Association to produce to the grand jury a wide variety of certain records, some going back as far as twenty-two years. In ordering the first two paragraphs of the subpena quashed, Judge Proctor struck out that part which ordered the American Medical Association to produce certain records dealing with the following organizations: Illinois Social Hygiene League; Public Health Institute; United Medical Service; Civic Medical Center and Dr. Louis E. Schmidt, all of Chicago; Milwaukee Medical Center, Milwaukee; Trinity Hospital, Little Rock, Ark.; Ross-Loos Medical Group, Los Angeles, and Community Hospital, Elk City, Okla. The original subpena had ordered a sweeping probe of all records concerning these organizations. In his opinion, Justice Proctor is reported to have said:The assertions made in the motion and