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October 2, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXIX(14):704-705. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440400040008

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Nearly all the bills introduced by trained lobbyists into legislatures modifying medical practice acts in favor of osteopathy contained clauses (as the Journal of the American Medical Association pointed out) limiting this favoring modification to the system of osteopathy taught by Dr. A. T. Still of Kirksville, Mo. It now appears that osteopaths untaught by Still are trenching on his Missouri monopoly, whereupon, in righteous indignation, he has exposed these appropriators of his "science." William Smith (M.D. of the "Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Edinburgh," an editor of the Journal of Osteopathy and a professor of "Symptomatology and Surgery" in the Kirksville School of Osteopathy) has lately exposed the "National School of Osteopathy" of Kansas City, Mo., in a letter to a newspaper of that city, wherein he claims that this last school sold him a diploma for $150 without any course of study. The Kirksville osteopaths threaten

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