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39 Notre Dame L. 614 (1963-1964)


Examining the Texas case Wilson v. Smith, 373 S.W. 2d 514 (Tex. Civ. App. 1963), which invalidated a testamentary trust. The trust provided for the establishment of a clinic-hospital which would apply the methods of nutrition, blood chemistry, radionics and other types of non-medical healing. The court addressed a conflict of laws issue and ultimately invalidated the trust on public policy grounds.


Reprinted with permission of Notre Dame Law Review (previously Notre Dame Lawyer).



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