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April 19, 1902


JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(16):1011. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480160033009

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The industry of nursing is apparently a captivating one to young women, but it has its drawbacks. It appears that the future nurse must be a celibate. There is said to be a decided tendency among hospital physicians and matrons in London at the present time to discourage the offers of services on the part of engaged young women or those who are likely to include matrimony in their life plans. It is also said that some are suspected of utilizing their opportunities to inveigle medical men and those prospectively such into pedo

A decidedly bold fraud has been perpetrated upon a Chicago surgeon by the insertion of the following advertisement in the Kansas City Journal:

"Patients Notice! Always ask Cancer or Tumor Specialists to show their State Board of Health License before taking treatment. If not licensed they can not cure you. Cancer can not be cured by needle

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