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October 4, 1890

CURIOSITIES OF HOMŒOPATHIC PHARMACY.Read before the Medical Society of the District of Columbia, April 23, 1890.

JAMA. 1890;XV(14):500-501. doi:10.1001/jama.1890.02410400016002d

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Having recently obtained a copy of the circular and price list, issued by a dealer in higher potencies residing in New York City, I desire to impart to the members of this Society and the profession, some of the information therein contained. This document is a printed pamphlet of thirty-two pages, and is entitled "Catalogue of Morbific Products, Nosodes, and other Remedies in High Potencies." These remedies are for sale at No. 13 W. 38th St., New York City. By Samuel Swan, M.D.

Glancing over the catalogue, on page 16, we were struck by one article of the materia medica, kept for sale and called "luna, or moonlight." How in the world is this obtained, and what are its properties? Astronomers have long disputed as to whether the rays of the moon possessed any heating power, but why need they any longer be in doubt, when they may be bought

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