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    Friends,
    Happy Anniversary to Me!
    On May 5th, 1976 (good ole Cinco de Mayo!), I was arrested for
    practicing medicine without a license in Oakland, California (where I lived
    and practiced homeopathy at the time). The state medical board had heard
    about me because a former housemate wrote them a letter saying that I was
    practicing homeopathy (which he considered quackery) and that I was "hanging
    out with people involved in bioenergetics, yoga, and the like."
    Obviously...I was very dangerous. Strangely, this former roommate was a
    libertarian (they normally do not even believe in licensing...but sometimes,
    people who believe in "science" as their religion make all other politic
    beliefs moot when their religion doesn't jive with someone else's.
    The trial date was set 10 months later...on April 10, 1977 (they chose
    Samuel Hahnemann's birthday!--gotta love that!). But two weeks before the
    trial, they agreed to my lawyer's proposal to allow me to practice under two
    stipulations:
    -- I do not call myself a doctor and I should refer patients to doctors for
    diagnosis and treatment of disease (I've never had a problem with that)
    -- I use a written contract with my patients in which I clearly stipulate
    what my role as a homeopathy is as distinct from that of a medical doctor
    (NO PROBLEM!...and my lawyer helped me work out a working contract.
    In 1981, I was hired by the California medical board to advise them on a
    project that I had recommended to them. They wanted to rewrite the legal
    definition of medicine! They created 3 conferences and several forums to
    discuss this, and they ultimately recommended my proposal! Shock of shocks!
    (Our governor at the time was Jerry Brown, a progressive politician and
    student of Zen.) However, a new governor was elected shortly after the
    report, and nothing happened with the report...until other picked up the
    ball in 2001.
    After winning, I decided NOT to practice but to go to the Graduate
    School of Public Health at UC Berkeley to get my MPH (might phine homeopath
    degree...OR masters in public health). I have not done much practice since
    then, even though I won this case, because I've been working on educating
    people and health/medical professionals about homeopathy.
    And thanks to the work of John Melynchuk and Richard Pitt and others, we
    now have a law in California that allows anyone to practice homeopathy. For
    details, go to www.californiahealthfreedom.com/

    What a long strange road it has been...


    Dana Ullman, MPH
    Homeopathic Educational Services
    2124 Kittredge St.
    Berkeley, CA. 94704
    (510)649-0294
    (800)359-9051 (orders only in the U.S.)
    (510)649-1955 (fax)
    dullman (AT) igc (DOT) org OR dana (AT) homeopathic (DOT) com
    http://www.homeopathic.com




  • #2
    Re: I was arrested 30 years TODAY for practicing medicine withouta license!

    Happy Anniversary, Dana! I had never heard the story of just what
    happened--but how California it sounds! (Ah, liberty for all, *except*
    for those one finds annoying or confusing! :-) )

    Well, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!


    On May 5, 2006, at 7:16 PM, Dana Ullman wrote:

    > Friends,
    > Happy Anniversary to Me!
    > On May 5th, 1976 (good ole Cinco de Mayo!), I was arrested for
    > practicing medicine without a license in Oakland, California (where I
    > lived
    > and practiced homeopathy at the time). The state medical board had
    > heard
    > about me because a former housemate wrote them a letter saying that I
    > was
    > practicing homeopathy (which he considered quackery) and that I was
    > "hanging
    > out with people involved in bioenergetics, yoga, and the like."
    > Obviously...I was very dangerous. Strangely, this former roommate was
    > a
    > libertarian (they normally do not even believe in licensing...but
    > sometimes,
    > people who believe in "science" as their religion make all other
    > politic
    > beliefs moot when their religion doesn't jive with someone else's.
    > The trial date was set 10 months later...on April 10, 1977 (they
    > chose
    > Samuel Hahnemann's birthday!--gotta love that!). But two weeks before
    > the
    > trial, they agreed to my lawyer's proposal to allow me to practice
    > under two
    > stipulations:
    > -- I do not call myself a doctor and I should refer patients to
    > doctors for
    > diagnosis and treatment of disease (I've never had a problem with that)
    > -- I use a written contract with my patients in which I clearly
    > stipulate
    > what my role as a homeopathy is as distinct from that of a medical
    > doctor
    > (NO PROBLEM!...and my lawyer helped me work out a working contract.
    > In 1981, I was hired by the California medical board to advise
    > them on a
    > project that I had recommended to them. They wanted to rewrite the
    > legal
    > definition of medicine! They created 3 conferences and several forums
    > to
    > discuss this, and they ultimately recommended my proposal! Shock of
    > shocks!
    > (Our governor at the time was Jerry Brown, a progressive politician and
    > student of Zen.) However, a new governor was elected shortly after the
    > report, and nothing happened with the report...until other picked up
    > the
    > ball in 2001.
    > After winning, I decided NOT to practice but to go to the Graduate
    > School of Public Health at UC Berkeley to get my MPH (might phine
    > homeopath
    > degree...OR masters in public health). I have not done much practice
    > since
    > then, even though I won this case, because I've been working on
    > educating
    > people and health/medical professionals about homeopathy.
    > And thanks to the work of John Melynchuk and Richard Pitt and
    > others, we
    > now have a law in California that allows anyone to practice
    > homeopathy. For
    > details, go to www.californiahealthfreedom.com/
    >
    > What a long strange road it has been...
    >
    >
    > Dana Ullman, MPH
    > Homeopathic Educational Services
    > 2124 Kittredge St.
    > Berkeley, CA. 94704
    > (510)649-0294
    > (800)359-9051 (orders only in the U.S.)
    > (510)649-1955 (fax)
    > dullman (AT) igc (DOT) org OR dana (AT) homeopathic (DOT) com
    > http://www.homeopathic.com
    >
    >
    >
    >

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    • #3
      Happy Anniversary

      Happy Anniversary, Dana! I think and hope that
      The Altenative/Complementary pracitioners will remember you always for the fight to establish the system in California.May Thy Lord give you more strength and bless you with His Magical hands to educate the people about the healing.
      Dr.S.K.Pattnaik,HMD,M.D(Alt.Med),Ph.D
      Chairman,Indian Council for Holistic Health Care
      http://ichhc.tripod.com/
      http://holistichealing.forumup.in
      http://drskp.weebly.com/

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      • #4
        RE: I was arrested 30 years TODAY for practicing medicine withoutalicense!

        And thanks Dana for all you have done for homeopathy.

        Sincerely,
        Sherill Sullivan

        -----Original Message-----
        From: homeopathy-bounces (AT) homeolist (DOT) com
        [mailto:homeopathy-bounces (AT) homeolist (DOT) com] On Behalf Of Dana Ullman
        Sent: Friday, May 05, 2006 6:17 PM
        To: homeopathy (AT) homeolist (DOT) com
        Subject: [H] I was arrested 30 years TODAY for practicing medicine without
        alicense!

        Friends,
        Happy Anniversary to Me!
        On May 5th, 1976 (good ole Cinco de Mayo!), ...
        The trial date was set 10 months later...on April 10, 1977 (they chose
        Samuel Hahnemann's birthday!--gotta love that!). But two weeks before the
        trial, they agreed to my lawyer's proposal to allow me to practice under two
        stipulations:


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        • #5
          Re: I was arrested 30 years TODAY for practicing medicine withouta license!

          I thought I recognized you in the line-up,
          In fact, I think I saw your photo at the post office last week.
          Gini



          On Fri, 5 May 2006 17:16:31 -0700 "Dana Ullman" <dullman (AT) igc (DOT) org> writes:
          > Friends,
          > Happy Anniversary to Me!
          > On May 5th, 1976 (good ole Cinco de Mayo!), I was arrested for
          > practicing medicine without a license in Oakland, California (where
          > I lived
          > and practiced homeopathy at the time).

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