Medicine: King of Quacks

No one has ever disputed the claim, which Henry Junius Schireson once made under oath, that he is "king of the quacks." He has practiced medicine for 40 years, the last ten in Philadelphia, without a degree. He has long been the untroubled butt of pained outcries by the Journal of the American Medical Association, of several legal charges and trials (for mayhem and dope peddling). He has been the subject of a movie (False Faces) in which a patient shoots a doctor after losing a suit for malpractice. Last month the Philadelphia...

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