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February 16, 1901


JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(7):448. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470070034006

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The Armstrong diploma-mill products located in Michigan are making a fight for their professional existence, and are unscrupuously using all means to that end. As an example of their zeal a circular explaining itself as "an appeal to the medical profession of the state" has been sent out seeking signers for a petition to the governor and legislature asking that the law be amended in their behalf. One argument used by them is that the present law will be declared unconstitutional by the U. S. Supreme Court. "Having a knowledge of all this," says their spokesman, "we do not think it wise or prudent to open up Michigan once more as a dumping ground for quacks." Whatever the judicial opinion may be on technical points of the law, the anxiety of these fellows whose medical qualifications were derived from the convicted fraud Armstrong and his quack manufactories to keep Michigan

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