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March 22, 1947

Medical News

JAMA. 1947;133(12):875-878. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880120063017

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Abstract

CALIFORNIA 

Chiropractor Held in Fraud.—  According to the San Francisco Examiner an asserted racket was exposed in January in an eleven count federal mail fraud indictment against chiropractor John A. Zanetti, 49. Zanetti is operator of the National Clinical Institute, 224 Rosenberg Building, Santa Rosa. Advertising a sure cure for arthritis, he solicited victims to send $1 for information as to how they could be cured, the indictment charged. Once the first application for information had been made, Zanetti mailed the prospect literature claiming to have discovered a "miraculous new cure" for arthritis, James T. Davis, assistant U. S. attorney, said. The cure could be obtained for $250. If the money was not forthcoming within a few days, follow-up letters with special reductions were sent. When the second payment had been received, Davis declared, Zanetti mailed printed instructions in which he described arthritis as a "nervous disorder" and set up

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