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April 2, 1904

Osteotherapy in New York.

Author Affiliations

Chairman Committee on Legislation of the Medical Society of the State of New York.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(14):905-906. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490590039016

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New York, March 26, 1904.

To the Editor:  —A bill has been introduced in the legislature of the state of New York by Senator Fitzgerald, entitled "An Act to Define and Regulate the Practice of Osteotherapy." It is Senate bill No. 983, introductory No. 761, and has been referred to the committee on judiciary, of which Hon. Edgar T. Brackett is chairman.This bill defines "osteotherapy" as follows: "The practice of osteotherapy is defined to be a system, method or science of healing disease without the use of drugs or medicine of any kind. It is based on the proven laws of anatomy and physiology, and comprises scientific and thorough knowledge of the structure and functions of the human mechanism, to apply certain organic laws and natural remedial resources, within the human organism itself, and by means of scientific manipulations and adjustment, assist nature, in harmonious accord with its own

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