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December 28, 1901

Medical News.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(26):1724. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470520010007

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NEW YORK. 

Rochester City Hospital Donation.  —The Rochester City Hospital expects to receive about $9000, the proceeds of entertainments recently given for its benefit.

Transfer of Insane.  —The State Commission in Lunacy has decided to relieve the overcrowded condition at Utica State Hospital by transferring 30 patients to the Hudson River State Hospital, Poughkeepsie, 30 to Willard State Hospital, Seneca Lake, and the remainder to the St. Lawrence State Hospital, Ogdensburg. The transfer has also been ordered of 20 patients from Buffalo to Seneca Lake and of 100 women from Buffalo and 100 from Poughkeepsie Hospital to the Manhattan State Hospital, New York City.

"Polypaths" Raided.  —The board of censors of the Erie County Medical Society has caused the arrest of A. J. Wiechers, who ran a "magnetic healing" establishment in Buffalo, known as Wiechers' Polypathic Institute. In his affidavit, a policeman detailed to obtain evidence, states that when he

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