Health Bookkeeping in the East Harlem Health Center

Myra M. Hulst
1922 American journal of public health (New York, N.Y. : 1912)  
fact very prominently, calling attention to the need of iron men to save humanity. The testimonial of an aged general of the United States Army was used. The writer interviewed the general on an invalid's bed and he was good enough to tell the story of the testimonial, which is in substance as follows: "A friend of mine came to me and said that he had a medicine which he believed would do me great good, and placed a package of it at my disposal. I took one tablet. It seemed to do me good. A few
more » ... o do me good. A few days later he called on me, and after a short conversation I signed a testimonial, because I believed in iron as medicine." The good general was asked, whether he would recognize his friend's name and he said he would. On mentioning the gentleman's name, he identified it as that of his friend. It may be interesting to note that this gentleman was very active in Washington, and secured in similar ways other testimonials of prominent Washington men, which testimonials were largely used to exploit a very much advertised drug. -A physician, and at one time an assistant postmaster general, also gave a testimonial, whether under similar circumstances was not ascertained, because, when the matter was brought to his attention he became angry and refused to discuss his connection with it, but to the writer's knowledge his testimonial did not appear in the public press thereafter. FlI
doi:10.2105/ajph.12.8.683 pmid:18010769 fatcat:uhlaja2udvd5pibxos7klcvgne