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September 16, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(12):858. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510120044010

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Under the above caption, the Ladies' Home Journal for September devotes a page to pictures that tell their own stories most effectively. One of the pictures is a reproduction of a testimonial from a congressman, in which he tells how satisfactory he found peruna for grippe and catarrh; parallel with this picture is a reproduction of a letter from the same congressman, in which he states that the letter referred to is a forgery and that neither he nor his family ever used the nostrum. Another is a photograph of an advertisement showing how the names obtained by patent medicine concerns— often under the promise to keep them confidential—are sold or rented. A photograph of a label taken from a bottle of Mrs. Winslow's soothing syrup, bought in England, shows that there they have to acknowledge that it contains morphin; for on the label is the legend: "This preparation, containing,

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