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May 30, 1908

A New Cure Alleged for Syphilis.

JAMA. 1908;L(22):1810. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530480050016

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Chicago, May 16, 1908.

To the Editor:  —In these days of progress, scientific and commercial, it is indeed a startling discovery that will shock us out of our self-satisfied contentment with the wonderful century in which we live. The other evening, however, I sat up and took notice. I had picked up, in an idle moment, a recent number of a little magazine called Eternal Progress, devoted to the development of the individual by autosuggestion. I was in search of the ludicrous, which I had often found on its most seriously written pages, when my attention was caught by the following query from a disciple:Some years ago I contracted syphilis, and as I am about to marry, would like to find a remedy. Would dieting for thirty days produce a cure? R.Then I read, to my surprise and delight, what ought to make the proud discoverer famous as

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