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June 20, 1896

Notes on O—a, and the B— C—, with a Few Words on Quackery in General.

JAMA. 1896;XXVI(25):1237-1238. doi:10.1001/jama.1896.02430770039014

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Chicago, June 15, 1896.

To the Editor:  —In my letter of May 2, on Omnicura and the Bracelin cure, I refrained from taking much space in the Journal, because the smallness of the subjects did not warrant it. But in the number of June 6 I find J. J. Russell spreading himself over four, columns, ostensibly to answer my criticisms. And there I find that the omnicura has now become a waif and an orphan, disowned and rejected by the very one into whose lap she has poured her golden treasures.But strange as this may seem, it was his only means for smuggling his letter into print, and use mine as a pretext for sponging a free advertisement out of the Journal. In this he has succeeded as usual and it was necessary that he should. Experience shows that it is difficult to land a shark without giving him

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