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August 10, 1907

The Home Medical Library.

JAMA. 1907;XLIX(6):509. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530060059014

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Abstract

The first volume is devoted to first aid in emergencies, including emergency treatment of fractures, dislocations, wounds, poisoning, and accidents of various sorts, as well as a popular consideration of germ diseases, with some instructions regarding prevention of contagion, avoidance of disease, etc. The second volume takes up diseases of the eye, ear, throat and nose and the care of these organs, as well as skin diseases, headache, rheumatism and sexual hygiene. The latter part of the volume is devoted to an article on insanity by Dr. Albert Warren Ferris and an appendix on "patent medicines." The observance, by the public, of the three rules laid down by the writer would practically solve the proprietary medicine question. They are: Do not use any remedy that does not show the formula on the label; consult a physician before using very much of any preparation; take no medicine internally without a physician's

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