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January 22, 1887


JAMA. 1887;VIII(4):100. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02391290016007

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We have received from a physician in a neighboring State a printed circular, marked by its author "private and confidential," setting forth the formation of a company by the above title, and with a capital stock of $500,000, for the purpose of manufacturing and selling "D'Unger's Cinchona Cure for Drunkenness." The company claims to have purchased the formula and all details of its preparation from Dr. D'Unger; and while setting forth in the usual style its virtues as "a certain cure for drunkenness and the morphine habit," this "private" circular shows the real nature of the speculation in the following paragraph:

"The capital of the company has been fixed at $500,000, the price of each share being $20. Of this sum, $250,000 has been placed by the former owner of the formula in the treasury, to be allotted to such physicians as may desire five or ten shares of it

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