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June 5, 1937

Wide Is the Gate

JAMA. 1937;108(23):1997. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780230057037

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Abstract

Here in a fictional form is an accumulation of information concerning the methods of charlatanism, particularly as practiced in the United States, from the least of these to John R. Brinkley. Informed readers will recognize in many of the descriptions the actual record of Brinkley himself. While the author lacks the sure fictional touch of the experienced story writer, his volume includes sufficient drama to sustain the factual data that are incorporated in the story. It may be doubtful that the general reader will find the book as fascinating as will the medical reader, but either will derive from it much that is informative and at least a considerable amount of material that is interesting.

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