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JAMA 100 Years Ago
April 27, 2005

Circuit Court Decision in Case Denying Use of Mails to Lost-Manhood Advertiser.

JAMA. 2005;293(16):2042. doi:10.1001/jama.293.16.2042

The record in a case recently decided in the U. S. Circuit court for the Northern District of Illinois by Judge Christian C. Kohlsaat will be of interest to our readers. . . . 

For some time prior to September, 1903, T. B. Ganse had been engaged in his own name, or under the name of the Chicago Cure Company, in the mail order business for advertising, distribution and sale of certain remedies, purporting to be adapted to the permanent and effective cure of sexual diseases of men. Following a number of complaints received by the U. S. Postoffice Department, an investigation of the business was begun, with the assistance of Dr. H. W. Wiley and staff of the Department of Agriculture.

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