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December 17, 1892

The Quack Question as Handled by the City Council of Mansfield, O.

JAMA. 1892;XIX(25):732. doi:10.1001/jama.1892.02420250026007

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—At the meeting of the Council of the city of Mansfield, Ohio, on Nov. 29, 1892, an ordinance was passed by a two-thirds majority, which prevents any quacks or itinerant venders of medicine, "toothpullers" or other imposters practicing their nefarious schemes in that city without first getting a permit from the Health Officer, who, by the ordinance, is required to be a regular physician. The ordinance also requires these quacks to display a diploma from some respectable college before the Health Officer can give them the necessary certificate entitling them to a license at all. On the presentation of said certificate to the Mayor, they can receive a license for which they must pay not less than $25, nor more than $50 a day, and are also subject to a fine of not less than $25, nor more than $50, for each and every offense for the violation of this

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