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THE GREAT AMERICAN FRAUD: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quacks  (1907) 
by Samuel Hopkins Adams

 

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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