The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor

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This book serves to expose fraudulent doctors, practitioners and other professionals who treat individuals without the proper licenses. It includes detailed descriptions of malpractice, letters from a fake professor, newspaper advertisements for fake treatments and cures, as well as other miscellaneous prosecutions in Bexar County, Texas.

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128 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

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Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.) 1914.

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The Libraries of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have contributed a selection of books from the P.I. Nixon Medical History Library and selected membership records from the Bexar County Medical Society Records housed in the University Archives. The books were collected by Dr. P. I. Nixon and other physicians in San Antonio and provide a snapshot of San Antonio culture, climate, and medical conditions in nineteenth and early twentieth-century Texas. Some of the books are autobiographies of pioneer Texas physicians. Membership records are limited to members born 1910 or earlier and contain photographs and information on family, training, and experience.

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This book serves to expose fraudulent doctors, practitioners and other professionals who treat individuals without the proper licenses. It includes detailed descriptions of malpractice, letters from a fake professor, newspaper advertisements for fake treatments and cures, as well as other miscellaneous prosecutions in Bexar County, Texas.

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128 p. : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

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There is a handwritten dedication by the author on the first page that reads, "To the Journal Club, Bexar County Medical Society, from the author."

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Rescuing Texas History, 2010

Rescuing Texas History 2010, presents local history materials from twelve partners: Bell/Whittington Public Library, Cedar Hill Museum of History, Cleveland Historic Society, Cooke County Library, Dallas Firefighters Museum, Dallas Municipal Archives, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, Fort Worth Jewish Archives, Friench Simpson Memorial Library, Harris County Archives, Longview Public Library, McAllen Memorial Public Library, Mesquite Public Library, Midwestern State University, Richardson Public Library, St. Philips College, Texas Woman's University, and the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio.

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  • 1914

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Dixon, Chas. D. (Charles D.). The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor, book, 1914; San Antonio, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth143569/: accessed July 24, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.