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December 19, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(25):2135-2140. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410250035001g

A concise exposition of the important principles of osteopathy and their relation to scientific medicine:

"The most experienced surgeon knows nothing of anatomy in comparison with the educated osteopath."

"The osteopath is a physician and surgeon in the best sense of the term, thoroughly conversant with the anatomy, physiology and pathology of the body."— The A. B. C. of Osteopathy, 1907.

During recent years a number of cults or sects have sprung into prominence, the cardinal features of the majority being an alleged cure of diseased states by the employment of other means or agents than drugs, which latter are decried and declared as poisonous and injurious.

Conspicuous among these is a system called osteopathy, and during the past few years, because of attempts to secure legal recognition, it has come into sufficient prominence to attract the notice of the members of the medical profession and the laity throughout the

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