The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor Page: 56
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several of the leading oculists of the city that his eyes was
not ready for an operation. Dr. Moore informed him that
he could remove the trouble by his "absorbent method." He
took him to a cheap room over a saloon, and proceeded to
operate for cataract, telling him that this was his absorbent
method. The result was, the operation was a failure, Moore
failed to extract the lens, allowing it to fall into the vitrous
chamber, therefore, resulting in the ball being removed by
other specialists later.
Dr. Moore was sued for malpractice in this case, result-
ing in a judgment being rendered against him for $3,202.
We asked Dr. Moore on the witness stand what he operated
for? His answer was, that it was for fifty dollars. I would
prefer to be a frog, and subsist on the foul vapors of a
dungeon, than to be so debased as to deceive a poor un-
fortunate man, and be the cause of him losing that which
is almost as dear to him as his life, his sight. After obtain-
ing the judgment against the ossilator man, he left for parts
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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/m1/70/: accessed August 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.