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January 6, 1900

Osteopathy in Georgia.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(1):59. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460010067022

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Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 1, 1900.

To the Editor:  —I enclose a copy of the veto of Governor Candler of this state, of an act passed by the General Assembly of Georgia at its recent session, providing for the establishment of a board of examiners, authorized to license osteopathic practitioners.By this wise and patriotic service, the governor has challenged the admiration of the best people in the state, and he surely deserves the appreciative applause of every intelligent citizen, and more especially of every respectable medical practitioner in America.The act was passed by both branches of the legislature, in spite of the most earnest protests of the medical profession, and was promptly vetoed in response to representations made by the profession embodying reasons why this act should not become a law.We recognize the fact that in this age of fads, of fakes, of frauds and of cranks, this

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