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July 18, 1903


JAMA. 1903;XLI(3):186. doi:10.1001/jama.1903.04500010042015

Some time ago1 we commented on an exposé by a magazine of the so-called Koch consumption cure concern. Recently the matter has been taken up by the health department and by the physicians of New York City, and the District Attorney, it is understood, has in his possession sufficient information to warrant him in proceeding against the concern, so it looks as if it would soon be in the toils of the law. The health department has issued a statement warning the public against it, and states that the head of the institution is not registered, and has no authority to practice in New York State. The representative of this concern variously known as Dr. Philip Koch, Dr. Edward Koch, etc., and to avoid the embarrassments arising from violation of the state laws regulating medical practice he kept moving from one part of the country to another. He is generally

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