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January 6, 1900


JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(1):50. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460010058011

The veto of the act legalizing and recognizing osteopathy in Georgia, published in our "Correspondence" in this issue, calls for notice. Governor Candler's veto expresses very fairly and concisely the reasons why the bill should not become a law, and its advocates will not find it easy to answer it. Osteopaths will shift the issue if they can and claim that they do not pretend to practice medicine in any sense, but that transparent falsehood will find few believers. Governor Candler has acted like an honest man and a man of good sense in his action in the matter, and it is to be hoped that other governors in like circumstances will follow his good example. It is time for legislation to cease putting premiums on ignorance in matters involving the lives and welfare of the people; if it does not, the executive should stand in the way of such

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