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February 8, 1902

CHARLATANISM AND CHEEK.

JAMA. 1902;XXXVIII(6):403-404. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480060041008

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Abstract

A Colorado correspondent has favored us with a circular letter sent out by an "osteopathic college" in Denver which for brazen effrontery caps the climax. The physicians of Colorado and adjoining states, we are told, are receiving these letters and are accepting (?) the gracious offer with alacrity. It is not often that physicians have the opportunity of learning the theory and art of massage for the small sum of $200. Possibly the "individual attainments," plus the financial side, will make it possible for most of them to shorten the time "left to our judgment," with the right kind of persuasion. For the benefit of those who may not have been favored with a copy of the original, we reproduce the letter, grammar and all:

To Physicians: Having several medical graduates to apply for a short course in osteopathy, we are considering the starting of a class February 1st, for their

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