The Evils of Quackery, and Its Remedies

1849 Boston Medical and Surgical Journal  
read, with much satisfaction, a well-written article upon the subject of quackery, by J. F. Skinner, M.D., of Vermont. The evils of which he complains do certainly exist to a very great extent, and it is really mortifying to think upon them. The whole atmosphere has become darkened, and dust is cast in the eyes of the public. The press has been suborned, and is spreading its iniasm through a thousand channels. Newspapers, almanacs, pamphlets and handbills, filled with the grossest falsehoods,
more » ... ssest falsehoods, are scattered broad-cast through every town and hamlet, far and near. Their effects are seen and felt all around us. Confidence in scientific means is much
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