Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)
the seal of the board ; but said board may, for sufficient cause, refuse said license. Any such itinerant vender who shall vend or sell any such drug, ointment, nostrum or appliance, or who shall, by writing or print¬ ing, or any other method, profess to cure or treat disease or deformity by any drug, nostrum or appliance, without a license so to do, shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this section, and upon conviction shall be subject to the penalties hereinafter provided. . . . Sec.
... ed. . . . Sec. 9.-Any person practicing medicine or surgery or treating human ailments in the State without the certificate issued by this board, in compliance with the provisions of this act, or any itinerant vender violating the provisions of Section 8 of this act, shall for each and every instance of such practice or violation forfeit and pay to the people of the State of Illinois, for the use of the said State Board of Health, the sum of $100 for the first offense, and $200 for each subsequent offense, the same to be recovered in an action of debt before any court of competent juris¬ diction, and any person filing or attempting to file as his own the diploma or certificate of another, or a forged affidavit of identification, shall be guilty of a felony, and upon conviction, shall be subject to such fine and imprisonment as are made and provided by the statutes of the State for the crime of forgery. Provided, that all persons who have been practic¬ ing medicine continuously for ten years within the State prior to the taking effect of the act to which this is a second amendment, and who have not under said original act, obtained a certificate from the said Board of Health to practice medicine in this State, shall upon proper application to said Board of Health receive such certificate, unless it shall be ascertained and determined by said Board of Health that the person so applying for a certificate is of immoral character, or guilty of unprofessional or dishonorable conduct, in which case the said board of health may reject such application. And, provided, that such appli¬ cation for a certificate shall be made within six months after the taking effect of the act to which this is an amendment, and all persons holding a certificate on account of ten years' practice, shall be subject to all the requirements and discipline of this act, and the act to which this is an amendment, in regard to their future conduct in the practice of medicine the same as all other persons holding certificates, and all persons not having applied for or received such certificate within six months after the taking effect of the act to which this is an amendment, and all per¬ sons whose applications have for the causes herein named been rejected or certificates revoked, shall, if they shall practice medicine, be deemed f;uilty of practicing in violation of law and shall suffer the penalties lerein provided. NECROLOGY. Edward P. Hürd, M.D., Newburyport, Mass., died Febru¬ ary 24, aged 60 years. Dr. Hurd was educated at St. Francis' College, Richmond, and the McGill Medical School at Mon¬ treal. He began the practice of medicine at Danville, P. Q. In 1870 he settled in Newburyport. For two years he served as a member of the school committee, and for seven years was a director of the public library. From 1871 to 1881 Dr. Hurd was one of the city physicians, and when subsequently the law providing for the appointment through the mayor went into effect, Dr. Hurd was appointed by Maypr Hale, and served as city physician till 1885. In 1893 he was appointed medical examiner for the 3d Essex district, and the same year he be¬ came pension examining surgeon for Newburyport and sur¬ rounding towns. He was also for two years president of the Essex Medical Society. Dr. Hurd had been professor of pathology and dermatology of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Boston, for several years, and was also a registrar of the college.