Robert Dane, a young physician, becomes engaged to Violet Hope, daughter of the governor, who approves her choice. Hope is passionately devoted to his child. Dane, despite his skill, loses a patient and the futility of his drugs in this case causes him to give consideration to a new and unrecognized no-drug method of treating disease. His investigations convince him of the merits of the method, and he begins to use it in his practice with success, entirely abandoning the practices of the recognized schools of medicine. In consequence, his license as a physician is canceled, and he is forbidden to practice, to do so without a license being a criminal act. Regarding Dane as a ruined man, Hope orders his daughter to break her engagement, and forbids Dane in the house. Soon after, Violet falls ill of a deadly malady, the same disease from which Dane's patient died, but which Dane has since demonstrated, yields readily to the new treatment. Violet is attended by the foremost physicians of ...
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