Medicine: Dr. Cowles Investigated

Last week's inquest into the revolver suicide of rich young William E. Swift of Chicago at Dr. Edward Spencer Cowles' expensive Manhattan sanitarium (TIME, Aug. 25) gave Dr. Cowles opportunity to answer nasty rumors about his professional conduct, particularly about his administration of narcotics to patients.

This was the real cause for quizzing Dr. Cowles when he appeared before Dr. Charles Norris, Manhattan medical examiner, and Sol Ullman, state deputy assistant attorney general representing the medical grievance committee of the State Department of Education which has charge of medical licensure. (Dr. Cowles has...

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