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THE

 

GREAT AMERICAN

 

FRAUD


By SAMUEL HOPKINS ADAMS


ARTICLES ON THE NOSTRUM EVIL AND QUACKS

REPRINTED FROM COLLIER'S WEEKLY

     

SERIES I


The Nostrum Evil

I. Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

II. Peruna and the Bracers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

III. Liquozone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .23

IV. The Subtle Poisons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32

V. Preying on the Incurables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45

VI. The Fundamental Fakes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55


SERIES II


Quacks and Quackery

I. The Sure-cure school . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

II. The Miracle Workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

III. The Specialist Humbug . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99

IV. The Scavengers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .112

_________

-also-

The Patent Medicine Conspiracy Against the Freedom of the Press.
"Confidential." -The treatment accorded private letters by the nostrum manufacturers.

-and-

Patent Medicines under the Pure Food Law.

 

FOURTH EDITION

Copyright 1905, 1906, 1907, by P.F. Collier & Son

press of

American Medical Association

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