Medicine: Sanipractor

When Doris Hull, 24, seemed to be wasting away despite visits to home-town doctors in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, her husband took her to Spokane to see Otis G. Carroll, 79, a practitioner of 43 years' experience. Though Paul Hull, a construction worker, thought Carroll was an M.D., he is actually a licensed drugless-healer —a "sanipractor." At his first examination (fee, $50), Carroll took a drop of blood from Doris Hull's ear, put it in his "radionic" device, twirled some knobs, concluded that he got a vibration at a dial reading of 42. To him, this indicated some form of tuberculosis.

Carroll did...

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