The number of regular physicians in the State at the present time is 596; of this number a small percentage are not in active practice.
Of irregulars of all sorts, there are 130 males and 21 females. Of the female practictioners in the State, one only practices the regular system, being the wife of a regular physician in Mercer County.
The [male] adherents to the different forms of quackery are as follows:
not classed 14
Quacks 2 [uh, self-described? really?]
Indian Doctor 1
Swedish Movement 2
Cancer Doctor 3
Of the females, there are:
Humor and Cancer doctors 2,
No system 3
The female irregular practictioners have none of them received a medical education at any recognized school, and are nearly all of them of the class known as the progressive bloomer kind, spiritualists and infidels...
The population of New Jersey in 1860 was 672,035. Deducting say ten per cent from the number of regular physicians as retired or not in practice, we have one physician for every 1251 of the population. Of the quacks of all kinds, we have one to every 4450 of the people.