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June 22, 1895


JAMA. 1895;XXIV(25):983-984. doi:10.1001/jama.1895.02430250031006

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The Medical Press and Circular, June 5, pays editorial attention to a Mrs. Potts, Mrs. Dr. Longshore Potts, in fact, as a well-known " American quack." It appears that this lady has before now proffered her medical talents to the Irish sick, and on neither occasion has she reaped any great harvest. She belongs to the lecturing fraternity whose specialty is the reproductive organs. This lady also sells a " trumpet pessary " and bloweth her own horn in a fluent and rotund manner; she is a " brazen speaker," says the Press. "Lecturers there are who hail from America, and who seek to make their living by orating on public platforms about matters which modest people would avoid mentioning, are always confident and are certain to fetch a number of impressible women. Our object in noticing this particular quack is to say that the idea that she holds any medical qualifications recognizable in

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