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December 8, 1923


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Tulsa, Okla. County Superintendent of Health.

JAMA. 1923;81(23):1975. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650230059032

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To the Editor:  —For the benefit of the profession and the public, I am sending you the following information:One A. Campbell, a reputed osteopath and a follower of Albert Abrams, recently brought suit in a Tulsa County court against Mr. Earl W. Deputy of this city. The suit was for the collection of a bill of $130 for alleged "services rendered" Mr. Deputy's wife. In defense, Mr. Deputy charged that Campbell treated his wife by fradulent methods and infected her eyes by putting over them a pad used (without sterilizing) on all his patients. Campbell, it seems, diagnosed Mrs. Deputy's case as one of cancer of the colon and "lues," but evidence was introduced from reputable laboratory men disproving the presence either of malignancy or syphilis. As a result, Campbell lost his suit.Mr. Deputy has now brought suit against Campbell for $25,000 damages for the injury to his

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