Medicine: Oil of Garlic

For many years British newspapers have carried extensive advertisements of an alleged cure, called Yadil, for cancer and other diseases. It occurred to the publishers of The Daily Mail (newspaper with the largest circulation in England) to investigate this nostrum, and they began a campaign of exposure against it. Yadil turned out to be essentially a 1% solution of formaldehyde, flavored with oil of garlic. The Daily Mail was aided in its exposure by Sir William Pope, Professor of Chemistry in the University of Cambridge. Threats of suits for libel and injunctions...

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