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January 13, 1900

Quackery in West Virginia.

JAMA. 1900;XXXIV(2):121. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460020057020

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Clarksburg, W. Va., Jan. 5, 1900.

To the Editor:  The physicians of this state are making a determined fight against all forms of quackery. We are not making any criticisms in regard to any system of medicine, but are desirous of requiring all who practice medicine to conform to the laws of our state. For the past two years we have had a great deal of trouble with osteopaths and "Christian Science" practitioners, inasmuch as they refuse to take the examination, claiming that they are not practicing medicine. The statute of our state is very plain, and we now have an indictment against these people which we are desirous of pushing to the bitter end. Will you or your readers send me any court decisions bearing directly or indirectly on matters of this and similar character? Should any be sent by express, please send via the United States Express Co.,

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