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February 24, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVI(8):590. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510350040013

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An opportunity is now afforded in British Columbia to secure some light on the alleged harmlessness of "Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhea Remedy." We referred last week to the coroner's verdict on the death of an infant said to have been caused by this nostrum. The Vancouver World used some strong language in commenting on the case, and that paper is now sued for libel. We are glad to note that the World declares its satisfaction over the prospect. Some of these nostrums are being hard pressed by the exposures that are made, and they will, of course, fight back. Whether they will carry the fight actually into the courts remains to be seen; it is easy to commence a suit, and it has the effect of scaring the weak-kneed. But sometimes the courts get to bottom facts and find out the truth which some nostrum vendors are not anxious

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