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October 6, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXV(14):887. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460400035010

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The osteopathy propaganda, failing in any scientific endorsements that would be impressive to the public, is sending out the alleged opinions of politicians in regard to their pseudoscience. One of the latest sent out is a selection of utterances purporting to come from eleven governors and ex-governors of several states in favor of osteopathy. One of these from the governor of Missouri is superfluous; his deeds speak louder than words and he has amply demonstrated his mental idiosyncrasies. Another, however, purports to come from Governor Tanner, of Illinois, whose record is somewhat different. He is made to say: "There is no doubt in my mind that osteopathy will reach and cure many chronic troubles that medicine would have little or no effect upon." This may be sarcasm, though as such it requires a little second thought to see it, and it is not taken as such by the osteopaths. Altogether,

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