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February 6, 1904

A Protest and Warning Against Use of Name.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(6):385-386. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.02490510039013

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New York City, Jan. 30, 1904.

To the Editor:  —A concern styling itself the A. S. Valentine Chemical Company is advertising a preparation in the form of a capsule for which it claims scientific and wonderful value in the treatment of gonorrhea, its complications and sequelæ. Investigation shows that the A. S. Valentine Chemical Company is a corporation formed under the laws of the State of New Jersey, and that its incorporators are A. F. Evans, Frank L. Shelton and Nannie L. Shouse, all residents of Kansas City, Mo. This company has a small office at a pretentious address in New York City, which address it uses in its advertisements. The capsule they sell is a gelatin-coated thick fluid bearing the name "Benzol-Capsule Valentine." The contents of the capsule have been represented as "distilled and encapsulated by Valentine's special process."As is admitted by the person in charge of the

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