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MISCELLANEOUS PROSECUTIONS IN
Case No. 1.
A Mexican doctor came to San Antonio from Mexico as a
political refugee, and thought he could, according to customs
of Mexico, get the consent of some influential citizen to
practice medicine, and without complying with our laws
began practicing in San Antonio. I sent a patient to him
representing to him that she had some minor ailment. He
prescribed for her, and we had him arrested for practicing
medicine without a license. When his case was called for
trial he plead guilty and was fined fifty dollars and one
hour in jail.
Case No. 2
J. Martine, an old Mexican calling himself an Indian doc-
tor, who belonged to a tribe of Indians of which he was
a descendant. This inspiration was given "Dr." J. Martine
on the death of this wonderful medicine man, and the great
secret was imparted to him only, and he was imparting this
wonderful life-giving dope to suffering humanity at the
modest price of one dollar per bottle. We had him arrested
for practicing medicine without a license, also for selling
medicine in a public place recommending it for the cure of
disease. When his case was called for trial he had left the
country, forfeiting his bond.
Case No. 3
A Mrs. "Dr." A. B. McCanna, calling herself an electro
theapeutist, and claimed to have an electric battery made
in France after her own invention, but in reality was only
a little common dry cell battery. This contrivance she claim-
ed would cure all diseases of mankind, even tuberculosis in
the last stages. This old sister would change her location
in the city, as she would run out of patients. For instance
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Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.). The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor, book, 1914; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143569/m1/90/: accessed March 29, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.