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To the Editor:
—Your London correspondent (The Journal, Dec. 12, 1925, p. 1901) complains of the new activities of osteopaths. Referring to a letter from the vice president of the British Osteopathic Association, published in the Times, he says that the writer "has the audacity to describe osteopathy as 'a system which has scientifically classified the entire field of mechanicotherapeutics' and refers to the manifesto of his association in which osteopathy is defined as 'that system of the art of healing which regards the structural integrity of the body as the most important single factor in the maintenance of health.'"Perhaps your correspondent is unaware of the part played by the Encyclopaedia Britannica in the "sale" of osteopathy to the British public. The supplementary volumes of the eleventh edition, published in 1922, contain a long article, signed with the initials "G. W. Ri." The writer is George Washington Riley, Ph.B.,
Ward WY. THE BRITANNICA AND OSTEOPATHY. JAMA. 1926;86(2):137. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670280057031
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