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In 1911 the first volume of Nostrums and Quackery came from the presses of the American Medical Association. Ten years later—in 1921—enough material had accumulated to make another book, and volume II was brought out. By 1930 more than enough material had again accumulated to make another volume, but unfortunately the economic situation at that time made it unpractical to bring out volume III. It was not until recently that is was feasible to prepare the third volume of Nostrums and Quackery.
Volume III differs fundamentally from the previous volumes in that it is mainly a factual record. The material that makes up this book is a condensation by the author of longer and more detailed articles that he prepared between 1921 and 1936 and published in The Journal, in Hygeia, and in the many pamphlets issued by the Bureau of Investigation.
The chapters that go to make up the
Nostrums and Quackery and Pseudo-Medicine. Volume III. JAMA. 1937;108(5):420. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780050076031