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July 19, 1902

Osteopaths Must Take the Usual Examination—Alabama Supreme Court Decision.

JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(3):150-152. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480290034020

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Montgomery, Ala., July 2, 1902.

To the Editor:  —Knowing the interest of The Journal of the American Medical Association in all questions involving the practice of medicine, I send you a copy of a decision just rendered by the Alabama Supreme Court, the highest tribunal of the state, in a case which was appealed to that body last November. The decision is of great importance to the profession in Alabama, and in my judgment is of interest to the profession at large. To me it seems to present a "clear-cut" argument as to what constitutes the practice of medicine. I am told by members of the legal profession that the Alabama Supreme Court occupies a high judicial rank, and I feel sure its position will not suffer from this decision, which was prepared by Judge J. R. Tyson, and unanimously concurred in by the other members of the court. If

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