Medicine: The Cut-Rate Osteopath

Most of the patients who entered the modest house in north-central Los Angeles were poor Mexican aliens, and most were pregnant women. They were drawn to the makeshift clinic, called the Highland Medical Center, by the low child-delivery fees charged by Osteopath Joseph Emory, 55. Since 1974, in fact, Emory has delivered more than 700 babies, usually charging between $200 and $300 per case. Despite the low fees, the clinic's services were apparently no bargain. Last week Emory was arrested and charged with the murder of ten of the more than 25 infants...