The Ontario Reports; Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Queen's Bench, Chancery, and Common Pleas Divisions of the High Court of Justice for Ontario Volume 8

The Ontario Reports; Containing Reports of Cases Decided in the Queen's Bench, Chancery, and Common Pleas Divisions of the High Court of Justice for Ontario Volume 8

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...on the 18th. Held that the conviction must be quashed. February 10, 1885. This was a. motion by Murphy for an order nisi to quash a. conviction for unlawfully, for gain and hope of reward, practising medicine without registration under the Medical Act, R. S. O. ch, 142. The conviction was had before the Police Magistrate at London. The evidence shewed that the defendant undertook to cure a Mrs. Prodger of cancer. His treatment consisted of friction and irritation of the surface of the body and application of a certain oil by rubbing it on the parts of the body previously subjected to the friction. For this he received $3 avisit. He stated that this was for the medicine, being its exact cost, and that he did what he did without gain or reward, or hope thereof. His language was, " I practise entirely from charity to suffering humanity. I do not expect to get a cent for what I do." He admitted having practised in Germany, and having imported this oil by the gross at a cost of $5'i per dozen bottles. He said that one bottle would do for an application and a half. He apparently was not a man of means, describing himself as agent for a dealer in musical instruments. Ulements shewed cause. Mu/rjohy and R. M. Meredith, contra. March 13, 1885. R0sE, J.--The Police Magistrate found the defendant guilty, evidently believing that he did make gain by what he did. I am not disposed to quarrel with that finding. The decision also includes the finding that he practised. He so states in so many words, and the fact that he imported the oil by the gross is a fact which prevents my saying that the magistrate had no evidence of practising. It is not necessary that his living should come from this source solely. It is a question of fact. No...show more

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  • Paperback | 268 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 485g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236776305
  • 9781236776303