The following details concerning the work of the Postoffice Department, so far as it has involved the drug laboratory, present some of the problems which may be of interest:
THE ROBUSTO CASE.
All members of this Section are probably familiar with the "Robusto" case, full details of which were published in a recent number of The Journal A. M. A. In that report is clearly set forth the ignorance and stupidity of the promoter and the fraudulent nature of the advertisements. One statement in the advertisements is "there is no disease which Robusto will not cure." The would-be patient was led to believe that he was to receive medicines which were progressively increased in strength as the time of treatment continued. It was clearly shown on the witness stand that no such system was in vogue at any time by the promoter. In the case of "Robusto," there was at
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