JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
A booklet recently issued by a proprietary medicine firm contains interesting
subjects for reflection. About a score of “testimonials” are presented,
and those from a good-sized western city are peculiarly noteworthy. Certificates
from two physicians in good standing alternate with certificates from three
notorious quacks. The position of these physicians is certainly neither enviable
nor comfortable, but it is an admirable object lesson to those who are tempted
at times to write a testimonial.
TESTIMONIALS.. JAMA. 2005;293(8):926. doi:10.1001/jama.293.8.926-a