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September 1, 1906

THE CASE OF "DR." CARSON.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(9):690. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520090046008

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Abstract

The Independent, a weekly journal published in Kansas City, is a good running mate for Collier's Weekly in the fearlessness with which it exposes frauds and fakes of all kinds. The newspapers of Kansas City have not yet reached that commendable state in which they exercise discrimination in the publication of objectionable advertising. This is particularly true so far as medical advertisements are concerned. Mr. George Creel, the editor of the Independent, has been giving considerable space to the exposure of the doings of quacks. In a recent issue he devotes some space to one "Dr." C. H. Carson, who poses as a "vital healer" and whose place of residence, where all the "cures" are effected, is known as the Temple of Health, or, as the Independent puts it, the Pimple of Wealth. The treatment employed by "Dr." Carson consists of the laying on of hands, blessing tissue paper to

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