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October 6, 1906

Nostrums and Advertising.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(14):1117. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520140053021

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Gum Springs, Va., Sept. 17, 1906.

To the Editor:  —On receipt of bill for renewal of my subscription to the Monthly Cyclopedia of Practical Medicine, I acknowledged it by writing them the following letter:Gum Springs, Va., Aug. 4, 1906.F. A. Davis Co., Philadelphia.

Gentlemen:  —You favor of the 3d inst. received, enclosing bill for subscription to the Monthly Cyclopedia for 1906.Permit me to say, first, that I did not subscribe for this Journal for 1906. Second, that while recognizing merits which it has, there are considerations found in its advertising columns which will keep my name off its mailing list.A casual glance reveals advertisements of such frauds as Antikamnia. Anasarcin. Uric-Antagon, Melachol, Ergo-Apiol (Smith), Keimol. Peptomangan, etc. Continuing. I find, under the caption, "Notes and Comments," a series of "writeups" of numerous proprietaries of this class, such as Neurosine. Vin Mariani. Peptomangan. and others. With these

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