The National Eclectic Medical Association Quarterly
- In 1915, there were 12,000 Eclectic physicians and 14,000
Homeopathic physicians in practice. The Flexner report was published
in 1910, financed by the Carnegie and Rockefeller foundations,
with active assistance by the A.M.A, the self-proclaimed (and
similarly supported) "National Board of Medical Examiners"
was began shortly thereafter, and the Flexner-Carnegie-Rockefeller-A.M.A.
intent of decreasing the number of both medical schools AND physicians
(allopaths only) was begun. In 1915 there were 8 accredited Eclectic
schools, 9 Homeopathic schools, 7 African-American-only schools
and 3 women-only medical schools, all producing students that
sat for the various state boards and that took the same tests
as everyone else. By 1935, there remained only 1 Eclectic school,
2 homeopathic schools, 2 negro-only schools and NONE for women.
The number of schools had been cut in half, the new physicians
were virtually all white males, and the numbers of physicians
dropped and their income rose...and they all migrated (it seems)
to the cities. By 1940, ALL private medical schools had vanished
and ONLY Standard Practice Medicine ("Allopaths") and
the Flexner-modelled curriculum survived. Chiropractice and Osteopathy
survived in shaky alternate universes, constantly hounded by
a well-honed and experienced Inquisition.
- I don't mean to tirade here, but the United States and Canada
once had a rich and diverse community of squabbling physicians
that represented several sophisticated medical "sects",
that trained in separate schools but sat for the SAME BOARDS.
All gone, and mostly forgotten, killed in virtually invisible
trench warfare that was funded in part by the Rockefeller Institute
for Medical Research and, let's be honest, the A.M.A. There is
an excellent paper on the subject at http://www.rienstraclinic.com/info/FlexnerPharos.pdf
- The Quarterly contained information on the N.E.M.A, and papers
were published that were read at the national meetings...often
with a spirited "Discussion"
- These are the more interesting excerpts.
- September, 1915 - Volume
7, Number 1 - 37 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf)
file - 4 advertisements 312K (12/02)
- ADDRESS. JOHN URI LLOYD,
- OH, THE SHAME OF IT! W. E. KINNETT, M.D.
- LARYNGEAL DIPHTHERIA. IDA F. KITTREDGE, M.D
- THE SANE CONDUCT OF NORMAL LABOR. W. E. KINNETT,
- ECHINACEA ANGUSTIFOLIA AND INULA HELENIUM IN THE TREATMENT
OF TUBERCULOSIS. V. VON UNRUH, M.D.,
- December, 1915 - Volume
7, Number 2 - 43 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf)
file - 7 advertisements. 480K (12/02)
- DIPSOMANIA. AMOS J. GIVENS, M.D., LL.D.,
- PULSATILLA. H. C. SMITH, M.D.,
- THE HANDICAPPED BABY. A PLEA FOR ADEQUATE PROPHYLAXIS.
HARRY V. BROWN, M.D.,
- EUROPEAN "TWILIGHT SLEEP" OR AMERICAN, WHICH?
O. C. BAIRD, M.D.,
- WILL INSANITY CONSUME THE JEWISH RACE? THEODORE
DAVIS ADLERMAN, A.B., M.D.,
- OIL ANEMOPSIS (BARNES), A NEW REMEDY OF VALUE IN CATARRHAL
CONDITIONS. J. FRASER BARBRICK, M.D.
- March, 1916 - Volume 7,
Number 3 - 43 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf) file
- 6 advertisements 332K (12/02)
- THE PATHOLOGY OF ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. HERBERT
T. COX, M.D.
PULSATILLA IN INEFFICIENT LABOR. HERBERT T. WEBSTER,
- ADAPTATION OF LIFE TO ENVIRONMENT. J. A. MUNK,
- THERAPEUTICS OF EYE, EAR AND THROAT DISEASES. HERBERT
T. WEBSTER, M.D.,
- PRINCIPLES, PRACTICE AND PROGRESS OF THE ECLECTIC SCHOOL
OF MEDICINE. A. H. COLLINS, M.D.,
- June, 1916 - Volume 7,
Number 4 - 33 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf) file
- 6 advertisements. 320K (12/02)
- THE PREPARATION OF THE EXPECTANT MOTHER. JANET
D. QUINN, M.D.,
- PAINLESS PARTURITION. J. M. WELLS, M.D.,
- PITUITARY EXTRACT. M. S. CANFIELD, M.D.,
- PROPHYLAXIS IN GYNECOLOGY. ELLA MANSFIELD
- COMMON SENSE OBSTETRICS. G. W. HARVEY, M.D.,
- RECURRENT TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY, ETIOLOGY AND PROPHYLAXIS
BEFORE CONCEPTION. E. L. SMYTHE, M.D.,
- MINUTES OF THE HOMEOPATHIC-ECLECTIC CONFERENCE.
- March, 1928 - Volume 19,
Number 3 - 30 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf) file
- 6 advertisements. 365K (12/02)
- DIATHERMY IN PELVIC DISEASES. E. F. SHAULIS, M.D.,
- ARTERIOSCLEROSIS. PAUL A. DEOGNY, M.D.,
- THE MEDICAL SERVICE IN THE ARMY. F. L. HOSMAN,
- THE SANITARIUM AND ITS USEFULNESS IN CHRONIC DISEASES.
ENOCH MATHER, M.S., M.D.,
- WHEN SHALL WE FEED THE NEW-BORN BABE? JEROME EARL
- MEDICAL DRAINAGE OF THE GALL-BLADDER. J. S. BROWN,
June, 1928 - Volume 19, Number
4 - 23 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf) file - 7 advertisements.
- CHOREA. C. W. BEAMAN, M.D.,
- THE FRENCH COMBINATION HIGH FREQUENCY AND ULTRA-VIOLET
ELECTRODES. JOSEPH E. G. WADDINGTON, M.D., C.M.,
- THE USE OF MEDICINES IN SURGICAL CASES. HERBERT
T. COX, M.D.,
- HERPES ZOSTER. W. W. DANGELEISEN, M.D.,
- BIG WORDS. JOHN URI LLOYD
September, 1934 - Volume 26,
Number 1 - 27 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf) file
- 3 advertisements. 600K (12/02)
- Shewman Obituary
- Proceedings of the Sixty-fourth Annual Meeting
- (In the depths of the Great Depression, a virtual deathwatch
for the ageing movement and the "National"...1 school
surviving...113 deceased members, 0 new members)
December, 1934 - Volume 26,
Number 2 - 24 pages, bookmarked Acrobat (.pdf) file
- 3 advertisements. 230K (12/02)
- BRYONIA F. L. HOSMAN,
- ETIOLOGY AND TREATMENT OF PUERPERAL SEPSIS GEORGE
C. PORTER, M.D.
- THE FAMILY PHYSICIAN AS AN OBSTETRICIAN T. D. HOLLINGSWORTH,
- ACUTE FRONTAL SINUSITIS M. O. HAZEN, M.D.,
- CERTAIN DRUGS IN CERTAIN NERVOUS DISEASES T. D.
- TIC-DOULOUREUX MORSE HARROD, M.D.,