Medicine: Marmola Silenced

For 30 years a crafty old Detroiter called Edward D. Hayes, vendor of notrums, has dodged the U. S. Post Office, the Federal Trade Commission, Federal Courts, Better Business Bureaus. Twenty years ago he slipped, was arrested and fined $5,000 and had his sucker list of 500,000 names destroyed for overshouting "Dr. Robinson's Prescription for Nervous Debility, Lack of Vigor, Failing Memory and Lame Back Brought on by Excesses, Unnatural Drains or the Follies of Youth." Publications like the Police Gazette and Baptist Record carried his advertising.

Dr. Hayes's latest nostrum is Marmola, a tablet containing thyroid substance, which he markets over...

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