JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
Julia Marlowe, the actress, announces to the public that she likes her
whisky with a little bitter in it. At least, the newspapers are publishing
her photograph with the following testimonial: “I am glad to write my
endorsement of the great remedy, Peruna, as a nerve tonic. I do so most heartily.—Julia
Marlowe.” Perhaps it will not be deemed wholly flippant if it is noted
that those who take their whisky straight, as a “nerve tonic,”
do not usually write testimonials thereof.
WHISKY PREFERENCES.. JAMA. 2004;292(19):2411. doi:10.1001/jama.292.19.2411-c