The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor Page: 70
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The methods of these promoters are to establish offices
in all the larger cities and are presided over by "trained
specialists in diseases of women" who have a "larger experi-
ence with these diseases than any other specialist could
have," (according to their advertisements) examination of
patients is entirely unnecessary by the Viavi "treatment,"
the patient makes her own diagnosis.
The office in San Antonio was presided over by a woman
whose form and beauty could illustrate the wonderful ef-
fects of Viavi, and I dare say captivate a tumblebug on his
tedious and laborious duty of rolling his future home, and
comforts, and the future dwelling place of the embryo tum-
bler. This wonderful preparation would fascinate the Dig-
ger Indian of Montezuma into purchasing Viavi for his
tepee-dwelling squaw wife, that she might enjoy the sexual
pleasures as God intended her to, and that she might limit
her offspring of papooses.
We had this beautiful creature arrested for prescribing
this wonderful sexual desire giving remedy. She was rep-
resented by Mr. McLafferty, an attorney and a poet from
the golden State of California (of the van-dyke variety),
she was also represented by an attoreny of San Antonio.
The gentleman who aspires to represent all such institutes
and individuals as a Viavi representative in our law mak-
ing body. Speed the time when an attorney accepts and
defends such dirty concerns that public opinion will ostra-
cise him from all decent law abiding people. This woman
was tried in the courts and acquitted. But our continued
fight on them caused them to close their business in San An-
tonio and leave.
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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/m1/86/: accessed September 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.