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May 31, 1913

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JAMA. 1913;60(22):1711-1713. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340220035012

IN LINE AGAINST FAKERY  Detroit Saturday Night, a virile Michigan weekly, has joined the campaign against fakery. It has studied the field, has gathered facts about frauds at its very door, and now presents its opinions of them in a fashion that is terse, direct and sure Using, naturally enough, and with courteous acknowledgment, The Journal's exposés and investigations, as bases for some of its articles, the Detroit paper offers "stories" that grip the interest even of those already familiar with the facts. Its charges are neither loose and vague nor purposely generalized to evade reprisal. If any reprisal were possible, Detroit Saturday Night would have known it ere now; for its reports have all the explicitness that names, places, analyses and figures can ensure, and its vocabulary includes the most vigorous terms. It knows, furthermore, the meaning of a testimonial and a death certificate side by side! But the