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May 18, 1907

Dentists Also Dupes of Nostrum Makers—A Letter with Spirit.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(20):1696. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520460052018

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Somerville, Mass., April 17, 1907.

To the Editor:  —I wish to write a word of praise for the great work The Journal is doing in educating the medical profession on the nostrum question. Keep up your good fight for ethical medicine. Ten years ago, when I was in the drug business I realized that the medical profession was being lowered by the nostrum vendors, and I think we are indebted to the Druggists Circular for the stand it has always taken for ethical medicine. The medical profession has been and some of its members are still being bluffed by the proprietary men, but nothing compared to the dental profession. The dentist is the acme of credulity. About a year ago I read a paper before three Massachusetts dental societies on the subject. It was sent to three leading dental trade journals. They all refused to publish it. I have read

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