The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor Page: 61
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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D. 61
innumerable fake cure-alls on the market in which dis-
carded, unrecognized or useless drugs are pressed into use
and invested with miraculous virtues.
What shall be said and thought of men who prey on preg-
nant women? Who create in the minds of the expectant
mother, the fear of untold agonies and then offer immunity
to these supposititious tortures at the price of their worth-
less nostrum ? Who, with the help of the publications such
as will accept their lying advertisements do more to en-
courage abortion than even the professional abortionists
themselves. There seems to be but one remedy. Speed the
time when in their acceptance of advertising, those publish-
ers who fail to recognize decency as a moral obligation, may
be forced by public opinion to recognize its value as a busi-
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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/m1/75/: accessed April 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.