JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor:
Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.
N. C. MORSE, M.D.
I desire to call your attention to some of the so-called modern empirical
or quack inventions for the cure of disease, namely, the "electropoise," the
"oxydonor victory," and the "oxygenor king."
An old Indiana attorney made the assertion, many years ago, that "any
proposition is good law in a justice court that is boldly asserted and plausibly
maintained." What is true in a lower court of law, is, I think, equally applicable
to the unthinking American people, who seem to find enjoyment in the purchase
and use of every new medical "fad" or "fake" when forcibly and plausibly brought
to their notice.
MODERN EMPIRICAL INVENTIONS.*. JAMA. 2000;284(21):2690. doi:10.1001/jama.284.21.2690