Secret Remedies


    IT will scarcely be questioned that the freedom allowed to quackery in this country is unreasonable. To estimate properly the effect of drugs on the progress of disease in the human body is one of the most difficult of tasks, even for highly trained observers; yet any person vending alleged remedies is permitted to assert the efficacy of his nostrums in the cure of ailments, and to use the public as corpus vile for them, practically without let or hindrance. Not only so; he often mulcts the public heavily for the privilege.

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    Secret Remedies . Nature 94, 365–366 (1914).

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