The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor Page: 49
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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D.
system of advertisements in newspapers and magazines, and
by correspondence. This system is in substance as follows:
The newspaper and magazine advertisements are to the
effect that Dr..................... is a great specialist who can
cure deafness by a system of home treatment, and the ad-
vertisements always offer to send something free. When
one fills out and returns the symptom blank, he immedi-
ately gets a letter. They have two form letters marked No. 2
for deafness, and the other marked (Cat) for Catarrh. No.
2 letter is as follows:
Dear Sir: or Madam as the case may be. You are suf-
fering with a general catarrhal inflammation of the mem-
branes of the nose, throat and middle ear, resulting in a
diseased condition of the ear passage. Deafness and head-
noises are caused by the closing up of the eustachian tubes,
and this is due to the catarrhal inflammation in the muscous
membrane lining the tubes. The cat or catarrh diagnoses
advise him in part that his trouble is a diseased catarrhal
condition of the nasal passages and throat. This disease
is no doubt pouring out a continuous poisonous secretion
which is passing downward into the lungs and stomach,
poisoning and weaking your general system, as indicated
on pages from ten to twenty in my book sent you.
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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/m1/63/: accessed September 25, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.