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August 27, 1898

Ethics as Practiced.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(9):481. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.02450090047016

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New York, Aug. 13, 1898.

G. M. Stiles, M.D., Conshohocken, Pa.

Dear Doctor:  —We have a positive cure for all forms of hernia that can be retained with a support, and can demonstrate the truth of our assertions to your complete satisfaction. With the great number of people afflicted with hernia—at least one in every ten—here is a field that is practically unoccupied, and from which large fees are obtained. We receive from $100 to $500 for a guaranteed cure in adults. Children are cured for less.You can use this treatment in connection with your practice and make from $3000 to 88000 per year; or, if you prefer to make a specialty of it, as many do, the income ranges from $6000 to $15,000 per year, and only a few hours each day are devoted to the work.The pay is certain and prompt, and all the disagreeable features

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