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March 28, 1908

THE AUSTRIAN GOVERNMENT AND THE KEITH-HARVEY AURAL BATTERY FRAUD.

JAMA. 1908;L(13):1044. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530390042015
Abstract

The campaign of the past few years in this country against nostrums and quackery has had the effect of driving a number of the more disreputable of these frauds to the British Isles. It must not be assumed, however, that all quacks found in Great Britain are of trans-Atlantic origin; London seems to furnish a fair quota. One of the largest advertisers in Europe is a "Professor" Keith-Harvey of London who sells what he calls an "aural battery" for the cure of deafness. With this instrument are sold the usual high-priced medicaments of negative value. According to Truth1 the "professor's" real name is Edward Marr, but he adopts a cognomen suited to the dignity of his profession. Marr does not confine his fraudulent practices to those of a medical nature; as "Arnold & Butler" he operates a bucket shop in London. That city still tolerates him in both of

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