Medicine: Castoria & Friends

Castoria, Listerine, Sal-Hepatica and four out of five of all the best-publicized drugs in the U. S. medicine cabinet last week congregated in Manhattan for an evangelical meeting of the Proprietary Association. This organization, headed for 22 years by Castoria's Frank Anthony Blair, is spokesman, defender and apologist for an industry which annually makes and sells $300,000,000 worth of medicines, antiseptics, and hygienic supplies.

Criticized by the American Medical Association, badgered by the Federal Food & Drug Administration and the Federal Trade Commission, heckled by Consumers' Research, rebuffed by self-respecting magazines and...

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