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July 27, 1935

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1935;105(4):291-297. doi:10.1001/jama.1935.02760300051017

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)June 29, 1935.

After the Osteopaths' Fiasco  At a meeting of the council of the British Medical Association Dr. Bone, who presented the report of the osteopathic committee, complained of the large expense incurred by the association, as well as by other professional organizations, in opposing the osteopaths' bill, which went simply to show that no such committee of investigation as was appointed by the house of lords should have been set up at all. He did not know whether there was any redress, but it seemed an inequitable phase of parliamentary procedure. The committee held twelve sittings extending over a period of six weeks and the association, as well as some of the other opposing bodies, was represented by lawyers. Sir William Jowett, the association's attorney, concentrated on clearly defined issues. He made the principal witness for the osteopaths admit that he could not

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