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JAMA 100 Years Ago
December 6, 2000

MODERN EMPIRICAL INVENTIONS.*

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JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer Reiling, Editorial Assistant.

JAMA. 2000;284(21):2690. doi:10.1001/jama.284.21.2690

N. C. MORSE, M.D.

ELDORA, IOWA.

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.

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