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July 23, 1910

Practice of Osteopathy.

JAMA. 1910;55(4):335. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040071033

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This book, written by one who signs himself "Charles H. Murray, A.B., B.D., D.O.," has apparently aroused consternation among the followers of "osteopathy," since the publisher's circular accompanying the book states that the osteopathic publications have made "vicious attacks" on it because "this book will teach medical doctors the practice of osteopathy and all that is best in mechanotherapy and they will be able to use it to great advantage." Quotations from a number of osteopathic publications are also given, characterizing the author as "Judas" and applying to him several other epithets almost as bad, if not as ancient.

Examination of the book fails to disclose any such startling characteristics. The first part consists of about one hundred illustrations representing various manipulations, the plates being accompanied with descriptive matter. The second part, which discusses disease and its treatment, is the application of the manipulations to various diseases. The sheet-anchor of

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