January 26, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;104(4):329-332. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760040061020

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Dec. 29, 1934.

The British Medical Association and the Attempt of the Osteopaths to Obtain Registration  The second reading in the house of lords of the bill for the registration and regulation of osteopaths was reported in a previous letter. A special committee of the council of the British Medical Association is preparing a memorandum on osteopathy, and the medical secretary has prepared the following preliminary criticism: If the bill becomes law, two different classes of practitioners recognized under different acts will be set up. The purpose of the medical acts now in existence was to draw a clear line between persons who have and persons who have not passed through the authorized medical curriculum. This will be defeated. The student of osteopathy, after a course of instruction of considerably less duration than the medical student, will be admitted to the register of osteopaths and

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