JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
The record in a case recently decided in the U. S. Circuit court for
the Northern District of Illinois by Judge Christian C. Kohlsaat will be of
interest to our readers. . . .
For some time prior to September, 1903, T. B. Ganse had been engaged
in his own name, or under the name of the Chicago Cure Company, in the mail
order business for advertising, distribution and sale of certain remedies,
purporting to be adapted to the permanent and effective cure of sexual diseases
of men. Following a number of complaints received by the U. S. Postoffice
Department, an investigation of the business was begun, with the assistance
of Dr. H. W. Wiley and staff of the Department of Agriculture.
Circuit Court Decision in Case Denying Use of Mails to Lost-Manhood Advertiser.. JAMA. 2005;293(16):2042. doi:10.1001/jama.293.16.2042