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October 6, 1883

Editor of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1883;I(13):400. doi:10.1001/jama.1883.02390130020006

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Dear Sir:  —As we have now an organ of the American Medical Association in the interest of scientific medicine, I take the liberty to send you a few lines in regard to the status of the medical profession in this section of the State of quacks. As most of your readers must already be aware, this State until quite recently, has had no law regulating the practice of medicine, and this law is as good as nothing; so that it (the State) has become the recepticle of many of the quacks that have been driven out of other States by statutory, enactments. Our liberty-loving legislators some years ago established chairs of homœopathy in our university, thus giving charlatanism the stamp of legality. Homœopaths are put in the service of the United States as pension examiners, and endorsed by the chief medical officer of the pension depatment, who claims to be

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