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August 11, 1900

A Proprietary Medicine.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(6):369. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.02460320039022

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Abstract

Ogden, Utah, Aug. 4, 1900.

To the Editor:  —The owners of a certain secret proprietary remedy—known as antikamnia—have recently scattered broadcast among the laity of this city—and probably of other cities —untold numbers of "faith pictures," on the backs of which appear the many indications and explicit directions for the use of the stuff, accompanied by a glowing apostrophe to "Dear Doctor, may your faith never grow less, etc.," which I enclose.It has long been a mystery to me how sensible physicians could prescribe such substances. The "faith picture" seems especially appropriate in this connection, considering the "working" propensities of both. Very respectfully,

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