Medicine: Osteopaths Oppressed

Louisiana osteopaths last week were in a wracking situation. Since 1908 the State has allowed them to practice on a parity with doctors of medicine. At instigation of the Louisiana State Medical Society (Surgeon Roy Bertrand Harrison, new president)', State Representative Peter A. Hand presented an oppressive bill defining osteopathy in narrow terms. Last week the bill was before the House's judiciary committee.

Vainly osteopaths pleaded that they would be barred from surgery, medicine, drugs and liquor permits. In vain was a quotation from Dr. Louis S. Reed's report to the Committee on...

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