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October 17, 1908


JAMA. 1908;LI(16):1339-1340. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02540160049008

Grossly sensational reports have appeared in the daily press recently regarding a paper, read before the New York Academy of Medicine, describing an alleged cure for locomotor ataxia, the writer of the paper being a Dr. LeGrand N. Denslow. We have not been able to learn in what the "cure" consists, as our only information thus far is that which has appeared in the newspapers. Our New York correspondent, whom we asked to call on Dr. Denslow and get the facts regarding the matter, reports that the facts were refused him, but that he was told that they could be obtained from a letter which Dr. Denslow had sent to the New York Times for publication. This particular course of action, of itself, would be rather peculiar on the part of an honorable physician. Usually when a physician has important medical knowledge to impart he publishes it in medical journals—not

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