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December 12, 1908

Dr. John H. Rauch—A Pioneer in the Fight Against Quackery.

JAMA. 1908;LI(24):2074. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540240062013

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Galesburg, Ill., Dec. 5, 1908.

To the Editor:  —To one who knew the late Dr. John H. Rauch, it is gratifying to read the appreciative letter of Dr. George Homan of St. Louis, in The Journal, December 5, regarding the work of Dr. Rauch while secretary of the Illinois State Board of Health. The committee on necrology of the Illinois State Medical Society for 1894 reports that Dr. John H. Rauch died at his birthplace, Lebanon, Pa., March 24, 1894. Whether or not he was buried there is not stated.Dr. Rauch was the unconscious product of the demand for greater things in medicine. With clear vision he saw that the great thing, as well as the first thing, was the preliminary education of the individual seeking to practice medicine in Illinois. I well remember that when I entered this state from Minnesota to practice my profession, I was considerably

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