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December 1, 1906


JAMA. 1906;XLVII(22):1834. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520220060007

Mr. Samuel Hopkins Adams, who is now editor of Ridgway's, evidently has not lost his interest in the fight against "patent medicines" and quack doctors. Two weeks ago1 we referred to the splendid work that the Cleveland News was doing in showing up the quack doctors of Cleveland, and Mr. Adams has written to the News congratulating that paper on its work of exposure. He says: "If newspapers in other cities would turn the fire of their guns on these rascals their activity would very soon end. As it is, you are doing a very great work for Cleveland, which is, of course, your object, but, perhaps, indirectly an ill service for other cities, for the flock of vampires whose roosts you have disturbed will hover for a time and then scatter and settle in various parts of the country. It is a pity that there is not in