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March 24, 1894

The Advertising Question.

JAMA. 1894;XXII(12):438-439. doi:10.1001/jama.1894.02420910036010

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Pittsburg, March 10, 1894.

To the Editor:  —I observe, sir, that but one side of the advertising case has been presented by the Hebrew children of Philadelphia and Pittsburg. I always bear in mind, sir, the old advice to beware of the Greeks bearing gifts, "Timeo Danaos et dona ferentis." The spasms of virtue which are bringing Solomon of Philadelphia, and Isaac of Pittsburg, to the fore, may be in the nature of friendliness to some of the rival works. This is perhaps creditable, but it ought to be considered with their remarks. It is somewhat singular that you do not see these people attacking "Europhen," "Trional," "Losophan," "Piperazin," "Antipyrin," "Antifebrin," or "Sulfonal." The difference between these and American secretly prepared pharmacy products is that one is from abroad and probably of Hebrew manufacture, while the others are indigenous. I must say, Mr. Editor,

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