Facts Worth Knowing; Falsehoods Exposed the Truth about Patent Medicines Mercenary and Selfish Character of Attack on Popular Household Remedies by Yellow Journals and Doctors' Organizations

Facts Worth Knowing; Falsehoods Exposed the Truth about Patent Medicines Mercenary and Selfish Character of Attack on Popular Household Remedies by Yellow Journals and Doctors' Organizations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...3.) Two Cases of Deliberate Suicide. Of the 23 deaths specified in "Collier's" two were cases of deliberate suicide, in each of which the victim left a note to his wife, telling her of his intention and explaining his reason for taking his own life. One killed himself with a pistol, the other with morphine. "Collier's" never admitted the truth of this, though the statement is incontrovertible. There is good reason to believe, but no positive proof, that two others of the 3 committed suicide. Two deaths were due to ptomaine poisoning and in two other cases death occurred while the patients were under the care of a physician. Certainly there is nothing strange or mysterious about these deaths! One died from an overdose of laudanum prescribed by a physician. One died of Bright's diesase and diabetes, one from apoplexy, and one from convulsions, the cause of which was never ascertained. In five cases diligent search failed to show that the persons named ever died, ---or ever lived, either, for that matter, --or that any death certificate was filed in any one of these five cases, or any burial permit issued for any person of the name given at or about the date given, at the place named. One or two of these cases are typical of the rest and will serve as a fair sample of the general worthlessness of the statements of "Collier's Weekly" upon such sujects. Take, for instance, the case of Frank Henderson, of Toledo, Ohio, who died December 13, 1903 "Collier's" charges his death to "headache powders." The facts are these: Henderson was employed by a firm of Toledo contractors in an executive position on some outside work. Owing to some difficulties with his firm he was summoned to Toledo to meet his employers. He arrived Saturday night. Sunday he took...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236673379
  • 9781236673374