Medicine: Quack Quiz

A man in a slouch hat sidled up to a drugstore counter, cast a furtive look about him and beckoned to the druggist. "Say, Bud, I have a young man assisting me on the road. ... He tells me that he has a burning sensation, a sort of continual discharge. . . ."

"Sure," answered the druggist, "he's got gonorrhea. I can give you an ointment which will fix it up."

In 1,150 drugstores of 35 U. S. cities last fall, this same scene was enacted by the same man. He had no sick "friend":...

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