Medicine: In California

Perhaps the development of the movie industry in California is responsible for an epidemic of beauty doctors in that state. In any event, the executive officer of the State Board of Medical Examiners in California, Dr. Charles B. Pinkham, has just issued a warning against persons who advertise their ability "to remake the face," and against persons vaunting their ability before the public, including not only licensed physicians and surgeons, but also representatives of all of the various cults. One beauty specialist and naturopath, now under indictment for murder at Los Angeles, has...

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