The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor Page: 27
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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D.
the death against these hotbeds of pollution. We have ex-
posed and prosecuted quack after quack until nearly all
have been exposed. The first resentment on the part of the
quacks was quickly followed by consternation, which in some
cases gave place to rout. Some members of these dives
closed up their places of business and departed to other
fields. Others are just keeping still, hoping that the storm
may blow over and counting, doubtless, on the short mem-
ory of the public, and a crop of new suckers being blown in,
and the never-ceasing desire of the public to be humbugged.
They may be able to reopen their offices, by buying space in
the newspapers to laud their damnable qualifications. These
offices are usually opened by some renegade doctor for some
other party who is financially backing the renegade doctor,
who has more money than conscience, and is induced to
put his money into the institution, and dreams of the money
just flowing into him as has been represented by the van-
dyked doctor. And sooner or later, and sometimes sooner,
he is left with the bag to hold and the doctor leaves between
suns to seek some other soft sucker. Take the principal
stock in trade, the newspapers and the van-dyke whiskers
from these fakes and they will cease to do business. The
van-dyke is always in evidence.
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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/m1/37/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.