December 24, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(26):2211-2212. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690260059028

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To the Editor:  —An ethical physician does not regard his patient merely as a possible source of income. His interest is broad enough to include the humanities, as he sincerely desires to benefit the sufferers seeking his services. Every year men and women are turning to irresponsibles outside the profession for the help they ought to obtain within it. Lured by the attractive advertising campaigns of osteopaths and chiropractors, many leave their regular family physician and some fall into the hands of unscrupulous quacks. The layman is in no position to make an intelligent choice between the rival claimants.Osteopaths and chiropractors are openly hostile to the medical profession. Not infrequently actual, and sometimes well nigh irreparable, harm is done to those needing the assistance of medicine or surgery by the antimedical propaganda of these schools. I am a graduate osteopath, and am also a graduate chiropractor. As such I

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