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February 22, 1908


JAMA. 1908;L(8):615. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530340043009

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We do not remember to have noticed before this time a new school of "non-medical" therapy, the advertisement of which, clipped from January Success, a correspondent forwards to us. It is called mechanotherapy, and offers an income of from $3,000 to $5,000 a year, on a six months' course, "equal to college course," and it can be taught by mail. It is asserted to be "more comprehensive than osteopathy" and to be "endorsed by physicians;" also we regret to have to state that the new "college" hails from Chicago. Also, of course, the mechanotherapist is to be dubbed a "doctor." Its principal advantages, judging from the advertisement, appear to be that it is "easy to learn" and offers "vast opportunities for social and financial betterment"—for its practitioners, of course. We are not informed as to where the patient comes in. But that is doubtless a mere detail of altogether secondary

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