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July 24, 1897

"Electropoise" and the Medical Profession.

JAMA. 1897;XXIX(4):195. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440300047011

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Philadelphia, July 14, 1897.

To the Editor:  —I am glad to see the letter of Dr. Kreider in the Journal of July 10, and write to put physicians on their guard as to other publications than Harpers Monthly and the New York Christian Advocate. Several years ago I took the Literary Digest, but became disgusted because the advertising and even the reading columns were constantly used to humbug the public as to electropoise. I wrote letters of protest to the editors and publishers of the journal, but they only brought me answers of enthusiastic praise of the thing and advertisements and certificates ad nauseam. I tried by reason to show the publishers and editors that in matters of special knowledge expert and not lay opinion was only of value in judging of the work of a discovery, and I tried to get them to sound the medical profession as to

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