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May 10, 1902

Medical News.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(19):1237-1243. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480190043011

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Fatality in Hospital Fire.  —The north wing of the King's Daughters' Home for Incurables, Oakland, was destroyed by fire, April 28. Despite the heroic efforts of the matron, nurses' and attendants, one inmate was fatally burned and another will probably die from injuries received.

Cooper Medical College Commencement.  —On April 29, Cooper Medical College, San Francisco, graduated a class of 25. Rev. Frederick W. Clampett, D.D., delivered the address to the class, and Dr. Albert H. Taylor, the faculty valedictory. The degrees were conferred by Dr. Charles N. Ellinwood.

Illegal Practices and Practitioners.  —The jury system seems to work hardships to the efforts of the State Medical Society to punish unlicensed practitioners. In a recent case the jury returned the verdict: "We, the jury in the above-entitled action, hereby agree to disagree."—Sylvester W. Richmond, a "trance-physician" of Los Angeles, was convicted of practicing without a license.—C. J. Schmidt and

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