March 23, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(12):1034-1035. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520380050008

The last legislature of Wisconsin, thanks to the club wielded by a subsidized press, failed to pass the bill controlling the sale of "patent medicines" in that state. It did, however, so modify its medical practice law as to grant to the State Board of Medical Examiners the power to bring about the repression of fraudulent and indecent advertising by fake medical concerns and quacks. We have read1 with much satisfaction that a notorious concern of Milwaukee, which for years has polluted the city and country press of Wisconsin with its flamboyant and indecent advertisements, has at last been brought to time. The "Wisconsin Medical Institute," alias the "Milwaukee Medical Institute," alias "The Master Specialist" has been enjoined from pursuing its questionable business and warrants have been issued for the arrest of its president and its secretary-treasurer. As our contemporary says, it is to be hoped that the prosecution

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