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August 28, 1897

No Itinerant Quacks in Kentucky.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(9):451-452. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440350049016

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Executive Office State Board of Health of Kentucky, Bowling Green, Aug. 7, 1897.

To the Editor:  —After careful examination of the authorities Judge Thompson of Louisville has just handed down his opinion in our test case with the osteopaths. They had plenty of money and were ably defended, but after the proof was heard we never had any doubt as to the result. They are not only the most ignorant, but also the most unscrupulous lot of empirics with which we have yet had to contend in this State. Our law has now been in operation nearly four years. It has been tested upon every point and so far we have not failed to secure a conviction in each case tried. We convicted the Copeland people, the "K. & K.'s," and all other concerns of that kind doing business here, and are able to report that there is not

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