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Elmira, N. Y., May 27, 1907.
To the Editor:
—The enclosed letter was written to a woman who had paid the Viavi representative $175 cash in advance for a "course of Viavi." The female representative had diagnosed a "tumor" (!) and had warned the woman to steer clear of any or all physicians, or take her chance on being ordered to the hospital for an operation (horrors!). After having used the "three-fold Viavi cure" for some eight or ten months and feeling somewhat worse, she visited a physician, who failed to find a tumor, but did find a retrodisplacement without adhesions. The symptoms, which had been severe backache, some headache and irritable bladder, were permanently relieved by replacing the uterus and using large tampons for about one week. While no further treatment was given or advised, the patient to-day (May 27, 1907), is in, excellent health and laughs at the suggestion
Brady W. The Viavi "Treatment.". JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(24):2041. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520500047010