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