[Skip to Content]
Access to paid content on this site is currently suspended due to excessive activity being detected from your IP address Please contact the publisher to request reinstatement.
[Skip to Content Landing]
August 20, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(8):634. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690080066025

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.


Teletherapy, a New Kind of Quackery  Dr. Oberth Johann, a duly qualified medical man, caused a painful sensation not only in medical circles but also among the more intelligent lay public by whole page advertisements, which appeared in almost all the provincial daily papers. In his advertisements he offers to the public his newly invented therapeutic method teletherapy, the treating of the sick from any distance. He doesn't display the "secret" of his method but states that his success with it has surpassed his most audacious hopes and that with the "proper sitting in of the patient the undertaken treatment is a sure success," be the patient at ever so great a distance. He has simply to describe the symptoms of his ailments by filling a question blank, and the rest is done by teletherapy, provided the filled in blank is accompanied by 1.000 lei. "My patients heal as with

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview