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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D.
at the same rate." The government anaylsis reveals the
fact that there is about as much radium in this worthless
preparation as there is in dishwater."
The faker that makes and sells these fake "cures" is not
the only guilty person connected with these heartless
schemes; equally are the editors and proprietors of those
journals-religious and lay-which have accepted their part
in the toll of pain and death by giving publicity to these
fakes and fake cures.
Printers ink is the very life blood of quackery; take away
the support and moral influence afforded by the press
through its advertising pages, and all fakes and fake "cures"
would seek more reputable, albeit less profitable, fields of
The work that the government officials are doing in ex-
posing and in rendering innocuous frauds and deceit
wherever it may exist, is deserving of the highest commen-
dation, not only from the medical profession, but more
particularly from the general public.
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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/m1/57/: accessed July 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.