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Delegates to the annual American Medical Association convention in San Francisco last week (see MEDICINE) saw a remarkable appeal to citizens. On a billboard near the Civic Auditorium was the portrait of a vaguely sinister man whose face was hidden by a tilted derby. A legend read: "Don't surrender your city to the faceless man. Vote no on recall."

San Francisco was in the middle of a muddle and a strange political campaign. On July 16 the city will go to the polls and decide whether to recall Mayor Roger Dearborn Lapham....

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