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May 4, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;104(18):1650-1654. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760180082022

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)April 6, 1935.

The Struggle of the Osteopaths for Registration  At the inquiry on the osteopaths' bill in the house of lords, Sir William Jowitt, attorney for the British Medical Association, who addressed the committee, said that the number of persons in this country calling themselves osteopaths was estimated at between 2,000 and 3,000. Among them were 179 who claimed to be "qualified," of whom some ninety-six had gone through the British School of Osteopathy and the other eighty-three had some American qualification, and of these about half were Americans. According to Dr. Macdonald (the physician who practices osteopathy and gave evidence reported previously in The Journal) there was no reputable school of osteopathy in this country and therefore none fit to be recognized by the state. No osteopath who treated acute diseases had been called before the committee, and there was no evidence that

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