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August 28, 1897

How the Defunct Osteopathy Bill was Passed by the Illinois Legislature.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):451. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350049015

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Oneida, Ill., Aug. 20, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I send you a Journal of Osteopathy. I know something of how they managed the late House at Springfield, which may be of interest, as I am well acquainted with our representative, Murdock. While the bill was being agitated I went to him and asked for his influence against it. He informed me that he was in favor of it, that one of the operators in the cult was at the capital demonstrating the treatment and one of the members who had sometime previously been laid up with an attack of rheumatism for six weeks, was taken suddenly one evening with a similar attack, and the osteopathic gentleman asked to be allowed to treat him just once and was granted the request. He at once proceeded to carry out the treatment in view of several of the other members. To use Mr.

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