The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor Page: 21
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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D.
PROFESSOR JOSEPH SCHMIDT.
An advertisement appeared in the daily papers as fol-
lows: "CONSUMPTION. Sure cure in two or three weeks,
no cure no pay, for information address P. O. Box 685, San
Antonio, Texas." We wrote him the following letter:
"San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 1913. P. O. Box 685:
Please send information regarding cure for consumption.
If good would like to call and see you about it for a friend.
Write me as I am away through the day. Yours respt, Miss
L. Blount, 625 Lakeview Ave." We received the following
reply: "San Antonio, Texas, September 12, 1913. Miss L.
Blount, Dear Lady : Thanks for your letter of this day. In
answering I want to say, I will sent you a question blank in
a few days which you have to answer, when from I can tell
you what I can commence with, please return sheet then at
once, and greatly oblige. Your truly, Prf. Schmidt."
We then wrote him the following letter. We were trying
to locate his place of business, so we could send a detective
to see him, but you see from his letters he avoids giving his
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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/m1/31/: accessed May 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.