Oregon Legalization of Naturopathy, Measure 5 (1924)

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The Oregon Legalization of Naturopathy Bill, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 4, 1924 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have authorized and regulated the practice of naturopathy.[1]

Supporters describe "naturopathy" as "a comprehensive system of treating the sick and afflicted by non-surgical and nonmedical methods. It is a system of man-building in harmony with the constructive principles in nature."[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1924)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No122,83962.04%
Yes 75,159 37.96%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition

Initiated by Oregon State Association of Naturopaths: Dr. J.W. Sargent, President, 940 E. Yamhill Street, Portland, Oregon; Dr. Donald W. McRae, Scretary, Island Station, Milwaukie, Oregon - NATUROPATH BILL - Purpose: To authorize and regulate the practice of naturopathy in the state of Oregon, create a state board of naturopathic examiners and provide for their appointment and compensation, and define their powers and duties; to define naturopathy, and provide for the licensing and examination of naturopaths in the state of Oregon, and fix the fees therefor; to provide for prosecutions and penalties for violations of said act, and for appeals from decisions of the state board of naturopathic examiners.
Vote YES or NO.


308. Yes

309. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 5 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Oregon State Association of Naturopaths on June 27, 1924.[1]

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