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The Great American Fraud The Patent Medicine Evil

By Samuel Hopkins Adams
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  • THE GREAT AMERICAN FRAUD
  • A Series of Articles on the Patent Medicine Evil, Reprinted from Collier's Weekly
  • I. THE GREAT AMERICAN FRAUD.
    • Reprinted from Collier's Weekly, Oct. 7, 1905.
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  • Drugs That Make Victims.
  • As to Testimonials.
  • The Magic "Red Clause."
  • Fake Testimonials.
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      • IMAGE ==> A WINDOW EXHIBIT IN A CHICAGO DRUG STORE.
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  • The Doctors Are Investigating.
  • What One Druggist Is Doing.
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      • PLEASE DO NOT ASK US
    • PLEASE DO NOT ASK US
  • A Post-Office Report.
  • Health Boards and Analyses.
  • II. PERUNA AND THE BRACERS.
    • Reprinted from Collier's Weekly, Oct. 28, 1905.
  • What Peruna Is Made Of.
  • The Government Forbids the Sale of Peruna to Indians.
    • DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR,
      • OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS,
      • C. F. LARRABEE,
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    • OFFICE OF INDIAN AFFAIRS,
    • C. F. LARRABEE,
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  • Two Testimonials.
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      • A SALOON WINDOW DISPLAY AT AUBURN. N. Y.
    • A SALOON WINDOW DISPLAY AT AUBURN. N. Y.
  • Medicine or Liquor?
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      • REV. W. N. DUNHAM.
      • "REV." M. N. HOUGHTON.
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    • REV. W. N. DUNHAM.
    • "REV." M. N. HOUGHTON.
  • Some Alcohol Percentages.
  • What the Government Can Do.
  • III.—LIQUOZONE.
    • Reprinted from Collier's Weekly, Nov. 18, 1905.
  • Liquozone "Cures" Thirty-seven Varieties.
  • The Men Who Back the Fake.
  • Faked and Garbled Indorsements.
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      • ANALYSIS OF LIQUOZONE.
    • ANALYSIS OF LIQUOZONE.
  • Liquozone Kills a Great German Scientist.
  • All Ills Look Alike to Liquozone.
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      • LEDERLE LABORATORIES.
      • 518 FIFTH AVENUE,
      • NEW YORK CITY.
    • LEDERLE LABORATORIES.
    • 518 FIFTH AVENUE,
    • NEW YORK CITY.
  • The Same Old Fake.
  • IV—THE SUBTLE POISONS.
    • Reprinted from Collier's Weekly, Dec. 2, 1006.
  • Prescribing Without Authority.
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  • An Acetanilid Death Record.
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  • Drugs That Deprave.
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      • NEW YORK STATE'S NEW POISON LABEL.
    • NEW YORK STATE'S NEW POISON LABEL.
  • On a cocain-laden medicine.
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      • BIRNEY'S CATARRH CURE.
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    • BIRNEY'S CATARRH CURE.
  • V.—PREYING ON THE INCURABLES.
    • Reprinted from Collier's Weekly, Jan. 13, 1906.
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      • A TYPICAL FRAUD.
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    • A TYPICAL FRAUD.
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  • Absolutely False Claims.
  • Health for Five Dollars.
  • Piso Grows Cautious.
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  • VI—THE FUNDAMENTAL FAKES.
    • Reprinted from Collier's Weekly, Feb. 17, 1906.
  • Newspaper Accomplices.
  • Quackery and Religion.
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  • Safe Rewards.
  • The Immortal Mrs. Pinkham.
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  • The Germicide Family.
  • Overworked Testimonials.
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  • No Questions Desired.
  • Getting a Testimonial from a Physician.
  • Testimonials for a Magic Ring.
  • THE PATENT MEDICINE CONSPIRACY AGAINST THE FREEDOM OF THE PRESS.
    • Reprinted from Collier's Weekly, Nov. 4, 1905.
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  • Silence is the Fixed Quantity.
  • All Muzzle-Clauses Alike.
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  • Where the Money Goes.
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  • Mr. Cheney's Plan.
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  • Extract from a speech delivered before the Proprietary Association of
    • FRANK J. CHENEY.
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  • Valuable Newspaper Aid.
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      • EXAMPLE OF WHAT MR. CHENEY CALLS "SHIFTING THE RESPONSIBILITY."
    • EXAMPLE OF WHAT MR. CHENEY CALLS "SHIFTING THE RESPONSIBILITY."
  • The Trust's Club for Legislators.
  • The Trust's Club for Newspapers.
    • A PECULIAR "ETC."
      • PATENT MEDICINE CONCERNS AND LETTER BROKERS.
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    • PATENT MEDICINE CONCERNS AND LETTER BROKERS.
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  • An Appeal To The American Woman.
    • "REPEATERS."
      • PATENT MEDICINES AND TESTIMONIALS.
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    • PATENT MEDICINES AND TESTIMONIALS.
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