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July 6, 1918


JAMA. 1918;71(1):42-43. doi:10.1001/jama.1918.02600270044013

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In dealing with practitioners of medical cults, the Province of Ontario has set an example which should be followed by the legislatures of the various states of this country. When the osteopaths began to clamor for legal recognition, instead of immediately granting the legislation asked for, the prime minister of Ontario appointed a special commission to make a thorough investigation in regard to the osteopaths and other cults; to inquire regarding their relation to medical education and licensure, and to suggest what action should be taken in regard to educational standards and laws for their regulation. Mr. Justice Frank E. Hodgins of the supreme court of Ontario was appointed in September, 1915, to make the investigation, and his report has just recently come from the press.

In this report Mr. Justice Hodgins states that he visited fourteen different cities of Canada and the United States and eighteen different institutions; he

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