JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
local board of health of Carlsruhe has issued two official announcements warning
against a certain herb doctor who has been advertising in the lay press and
an electric institute advertised to cure all kinds of diseases. The warning
states that it is impossible for the herb doctor to make a correct diagnosis
by letter, as he claims, and that his tea, liqueur and ointment have no curative
value, while they cost twice as much as a physician's advice and prescription.
As his practices defraud suffering persons the board urgently warns against
applying to the herb doctor in question. The electric institute, it also explains,
was at first under the supervision of a regular physician, but he has now
retired, and the proprietor, originally a butcher, is now in charge.
CORRESPONDENCE SCHOOLS FOR NURSES.. JAMA. 2003;289(3):366. doi:10.1001/jama.289.3.366-a