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February 10, 1940

Medical News

JAMA. 1940;114(6):500-503. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810060046015

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Arkansas Basic Science Act Constitutional. —  The Supreme Court of Arkansas, January 15, in the case of Stroud v. Crow, upheld the constitutionality of the basic science act enacted by the legislature of that state in 1929. The case was prosecuted by the members of the executive board of the Arkansas Medical Society, suing in their official capacities and individually as licensed physicians, to enjoin the chiropractic board from issuing chiropractic licenses to persons not possessing basic science certificates, which it had been doing, and to enjoin certain chiropractors from continuing the practice of chiropractic under the purported authority of licenses issued to them by the chiropractic board contrary to the requirements of the basic science act. To the contention of the chiropractors that they did not treat disease and hence were not amenable to the requirements of the basic science act, the Supreme Court answered "If he [the

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