Response Letter from the Medical Board of California regarding Edgar Schoen

ARC received the following letter from the Medical Board of

California in response to our complaint re Dr. Schoen's lies on national TV

in his debate with George Denniston on the Today Show:


Medical Board of California

Central Complaint Unit

1426 Howe Avenue, Suite 54

Sacramento, CA 95825




June 2, 1999


J. Steven Svoboda

2961 Ashby Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94705


Re: Edgar Schoen, MD

Control Number: 12-99-96643


Dear Mr. Svoboda:

The Medical Board of California has concluded its review of your complaint

you filed against Dr. Schoen.


As a licensing agency the Board has the authority to enforce that its

licensees abide by the provisions of the Medical Practice Act within the

California Business and Professions Code. In your complaint you indicate

that Dr. Schoen has willfully disseminated false information to misrepresent

the scientific data regarding the foreskin and circumcision during the

course of an interview on a national television show.


Based on a review of the information contained in your complaint, it was

determined that this would not be an issue for the Medical Board to address.

Therefore, the case has been closed and no further action is anticipated.

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We regret we are unable to

assist you in this matter.





Consumer Services Analyst


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