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April 18, 1903

Osteopathy and Legislation.

JAMA. 1903;XL(16):1092. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.02490160044013

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New York, April 10, 1903.

To the Editor:  —My recent letter to The Journal on this subject has brought a number of letters from physicians who have been interested in the matter, and I have received voluminous literature in the way of arguments. Right here lies the weak point in our opposition. Arguments on both sides have been so extensive that they have sometimes become top heavy and have fallen by their own weight, toppling occasionally in the wrong direction. A very able lawyer who presented the interests of the osteopaths before one legislative committee told me afterward that he had no fear of the physicians or of their lawyers, but when he saw the osteopaths slip up on making a demonstration when opportunity was given them to move a few bones, he at once lost faith in his clients and would have nothing more to do with them. He

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