The Menace, an Exposition of Quackery Nostrum Exploitation and Reminiscences of a Country Doctor Page: 77
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Chas. D. Dixon, M. D.
Case No. 8
J. W. Dorn, or "Prof." Dorn, an old negro Voodo doctor
and magnetic healer doing a land office business among the
negro and Mexican population. His method was like the
Hoodo of old, prey on the superstitions and inclinations of
his patients, calling on "Spirits in white robes," prescribing
hoodo bags, rabbits feet, etc.
We had him arrested for practicing medicine without a
license. He died before his case came to trial.
Case No. 9
"Dr." R. Mendez, a magnetic healer. His method was
the laying on of hands and wierd incantations of moaning
and groaning, thereby driving away the evil spirit. We had
him arrested for practicing medicine without a license. He
plead guilty, paying a fine of $50 and one day in the county
Case No. 10
"Dr." Thos T. Woody. This old guyskute was practicing
medicine under the name of C. B. Anderson. He was run-
ning a joint practicing all the pathies, isms, practics, etc.,
just according to what his patients desired. We had him
arrested for practicing medicine without a license, he plead
guilty, paying a fine of fifty dollars and serving one day in
the county jail.
Case No. 11.
"Prof." A. F. Haslam. This old animal of the bad smell
variety advertised a preparation under the name of "Mrs.
Black's Compound" for all irregularities of women. We
sent him letters, through the United States mail, asking
him to send medicine and directions for producing an abor-
tion. He complied very speedily with our request. We also
sent a young lady detective to see him. He examined her by
looking into her eyes with a magnifying glass, telling her
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/93/: accessed May 26, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting University of Texas Health Science Center Libraries.