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August 5, 1922


JAMA. 1922;79(6):489. doi:10.1001/jama.1922.02640060071024

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The Prosecution of Quacks  The medical society's report contains a note with regard to some recent prosecutions of persons practicing without a license or engaged in the sale of quack medicines. They exposed a man who posed as a brother of a Paris University professor and pretended that he was a collaborator with this distinguished phthisiologist in the invention of an inhalation cure for tuberculosis. He opened a sanatorium with the financial aid of several rich merchants, and he attracted a great number of patients; so he employed two registered physicians. As the results of the society's work, however, he is now in prison for extorting money from the public by false pretenses. The society recently found a diploma mill in Jassy, where for a few thousand lei false diplomas were issued. Luckily enough, the establishment was discovered before any of the impostors could enter practice.

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