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The Patent-Medicine Evil

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Wow, my jet lag is worse than I thought. I must have read that title 5 times before realizing that "Marketing" is being used as a noun, not a verb, and that "Evil" is being used as an adjective, not a noun. Strongly dislike fish? What hath God wrought? Fish is great! I just had some excellent tile fish, not to mention some lovely sushi (mostly tuna). Fish is good food. Side effects may include apathy, insomnia, drowsiness, obesity, accelerated weight loss, clogged pores, excessive body odor, purple toenails, coarse body hair, hair loss, limb loss, headache and dry mouth. See a doctor if you experience any of ...
of questionable effectiveness sold under a variety of names and labels. The term "patent medicine" is somewhat of a misnomer because, in most cases, although many of the products were trademarked , they were never patented (most avoided the patent process so as not to reveal products' often hazardous and questionable ingredients). Perhaps the only "patent medicine" ever to be patented was Castoria . In ancient times, such medicine was called nostrum remedium ("our remedy" in Latin ). The name patent medicine has become particularly associated with the sale of drug compounds in the nineteenth ...
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The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters: A - the fiction circus
I was in Barnes & Noble on 6th Avenue, applying for a job that I did not get, and I decided to stroll over to the new fiction section and paw over some jacket copy to kill time and to see who's important these days. I stood there with a grim expression on my face and one fist tight against my side -- a callow young man half-parts rage and half-parts regret -- and I opened pastel book cover after pastel book cover, reading snippets about heartwarming adventure in the heartland, about glum and aristocratic northern men making changes in the world, and about the broken marriages of the middle-aged (WHAT WILL THEY DO NOW WITH ... market research, surveys and trends


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He said that one hundred million dollars was spent by the public in a year in the purchase of ..... The patent-medicine evil, then, is due, first, to the credulity, ... medicines, and another had 48 percent, in 12000. In the coun¬ ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Greg Palast » Obama on Drugs: 98% Cheney?
I searched all over the newspapers and TV transcripts and no one asked the President what is probably the most important question of what passes for debate on the issue of health care reform: $80 billion of WHAT ? On June 22, President Obama said he'd reached agreement with big drug companies to cut the price of medicine by $80 billion. He extended his gratitude to Big Pharma for the deal that would, "reduce the punishing inflation in health care costs." Hey, in my neighborhood, people think $80 billion is a lot of money. But is it? I checked out the government's health stats (at, put fresh ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
A 'Ghost' Story Woven With Teen Love And Tragedy
Her second novel is distinguished by its setting in the historically rich and evocative landscape of Taos, N.M. She draws upon the area's natural beauty, and its Hispanic, Pueblo, Apache and Anglo roots, as the backdrop to an intricately woven tale of a community at risk. The Ghost of Milagro Creek is the story of a teenage love triangle. Mister Romero and Tomas Mondragon, blood brothers since boyhood, are mesmerized by Raquel "Rocky" O'Brien, a Santa Fe gringa , from the moment she enters their all-male high school classroom in 1995. "Yowza," whispers Mister. "S'up hoochie-pants!" ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


micro-organisms may well serve as a protection against precautions ...
a mésalliance with the "patent medicine" evil in its most insidious form. It has become, apparently, the creature of a cooperative "patent medicine" concern ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
The Patent Medicine Situation. "It is to be impressed on patients ... of the nostrum evil is still far distant. In the speaker's judgment the most ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Advertising Medicine and Health Care Products
Nostrums an d Quackery: Articles on the Nostrum Evil and Quackery, Reprinted, With Additions and Modifications, From the Journal of the American Medical Association .  2nd ed.  Chicago: American Medical Association, 1912.         Extremely useful three volume set of brief articles about a huge variety of patent medicine products.  The AMA took great interest in running the most egregious patent medicine advertisers out of business during the period in which the medical profession was modernizing and establishing professional standards.  Most of these articles ...
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