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May 8, 1897


JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(19):903. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440190041012

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It is now absolutely certain that the "osteopaths," whoever they are, have an organized conspiracy to have their diplomas recognized, and themselves placed above the regular profession in the eye of the law, in every State in the Union, as the Osteopathy Bills identical in words have been introduced in various legislatures. In most of the States an attempt has been made to sneak the bills through the Legislature without comment, and, as might be expected, with the least possible publicity.

Who is paying for all this energetic action on the part of the legislative Solons in the different States, has not yet been made apparent, but a certain advertising quack in Chicago admitted within the hearing of the writer of this article, that he himself had "put up," and was therefore sure of the passage of this bill. He said it would be the means of breaking down the

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