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April 5, 1902

Medical News.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(14):881-886. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480140027011

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Berkeley Health Board.  —The trustees of Berkeley have appointed the first board of health that the town has ever had as an independent body. It consists of Dr. Frank H. Payne, present health officer, and four other physicians of various schools.

Fakirs in Trouble.  —The police of Los Angeles have commenced a crusade against the many impostors who are robbing the people of that city under the pretense of giving them medical treatment. "Dr." G. Yglesias, who was in similar trouble a year ago, was one of the first to be arrested.

Mayor Removes Health Board.  —Mayor Schuntz has removed Drs. John M. Williamson, Rudolph W. Baum, Vincent P. Buckley and W. B. Lewitt, members of the San Francisco Board of Health, and has appointed in their stead Drs. J. Coplin-Stinson, Albert S. Adler, Tullio A. Rothanzi and Miles E. Van Meter. Dr. Coplin-Stinson has been elected temporary president

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