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April 28, 1906

Warns Against Alleged Impostor.

JAMA. 1906;XLVI(17):1300. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02510440054017

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New York, April 20, 1900.

To the Editor:  —A physician calling himself "Dr. Ernest Sachs" is traveling about the country as an agent of "The Swiss Goat-Lymph Serum Compound," recommending its use in the treatment of locomotor ataxia and other nervous diseases. He claims to be a brother of mine and is using my name in order to palm off this serum on a credulous public. I wish to state that the man is no relative of mine, that I do not know him, and that those who know me will not need to be told that I am not one of those likely to recommend "goat-lymph serums" or any other similar remedies (?). I have every reason to believe that the man is an impostor. He claims to have been connected formerly with the German Hospital in New York City, and I understand that at that institution his name is

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