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October 22, 1910


JAMA. 1910;55(17):1486-1487. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330170066025

A decade ago Dr. N. C. Morse of Eldora, Iowa, called attention1 to three mechanical frauds which he had investigated and which were being exploited for the cure of disease. These instruments were known, respectively, as the "Electropoise." the "Oxydonor Victory" (Fig. 1), and the "Oxygenor King" (Fig. 2).

The "Electropoise" consisted of a metallic cylinder, called "Polizer," 3½ inches in length and weighing about 5 ounces, to which an uninsulated cord was attached. To the distal end of the cord a small disc was attached and by means of an elastic band and buckle the disc could be fastened to the wrist or ankle of the patient. On sawing into the "Polizer" it was found to be hollow and empty. The price of this instrument was $10.00.

The "Oxydonor Victory" resembled the "Electropoise" very closely. Its cylinder, called the "Vocor" was composed of brass, was 2⅝ inches in

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