Medicine: Truesdale Cleared

Last week Dr. Philemon Edwards Truesdale of Fall River, Mass., whom the Massachusetts Medical Society quizzed as a result of the publicity given him for his operation on Alice Jane ("Upside-down Stomach") McHenry (TIME, June 17, et ante), received this well-publicized vindication from the Society:

"Publicity which advertises the professional doings and alleged attainments of physicians in the lay Press, on the air and in the market-place continues to be a sore. annoying and controversial point.

"The recent case of [Dr. Truesdale]. who in no way was personally responsible, which saw a successful surgical...

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