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April 30, 1932

The Chemical Laboratory

JAMA. 1932;98(18):1561-1562. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730440041010

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The following is a report by the American Medical Association Chemical Laboratory. P. N. Leech, Director.

MONTGOMERY WARD & CO. UNDERTAKES URINE EXAMINING SERVICE  In a recent catalogue, "Ward's 60th Anniversary—1872— Sixty Years of Progress—1932," appears an advertisement of a "new professional service." In boldface type appears the crux of the message: "Your urine should be analyzed at least every 90 days." It is inferred, of course, that this repeating service may be secured through Montgomery Ward & Co. The statement continues:"Medical authorities agree that an analysis of the urine, even though the person does not feel ill at the time, often reveals sure signs of disease preparing to strike, and enables you to take prompt preventive measures and correct faulty living habits in time."To aid our customers in the preservation of health, we have decided to place this service within your reach in a way that spares

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