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title: 'The Day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, November 20, 1911, Image 2',
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alcohol, .about as much as sherry
"Lydia Pinkham's remedy is
18 per cent alcohol, and contains
ndthing else worth mentioning,
except water. Readers of adver
tisers are requested to write Mrs.
Pinkham for advice. (Here Dr.
Fantus showed a photograph of
Lydia Pinkham's tomb, showing
that she died in 1883.)
"The advertisement of Duffy's
Malt Whisky, is endorsed by
three clergymen. We investigat
ed and found that one was a horse
racer, another runs marriage bu
reau and the third is a preacher
in a small town.
"Many babies lie in graves as
the result of morphine poisoning
from swallowing soothing sirups.
(He read the names of eight
habies who died from the effects
of 'Kopf s Baby Friend,' and four
deaths due ro"Mrs. Winslow's
"Most headache cures contain
acetanilid, a drug that has caused
scores of deaths and made more
"George H. Mayr, of Chicago,
prints a 'circular containing cuts
of gall stones, and says one dose
of his remedy will rid you of
them. His, 'cure' is made of olive
oil and fochelle salts. These form
small hard substances in the
stomach which the user believes
are gall stones.
" 'Sanatogen', a widely adver
tised food product, contains but
a s'mall part of the nourishment
iiJMSpenhox;' wfejEpeom Salter
a box which' did not cost a-cent.
" 'Canthrox' has been recom
mended for shampoo. It is a.
powdered soap. p
"Madame Yale's 'blush pow-1
dermis made of glycerine, watery
and almond meal. Her skin food
is 75 per cent vaseline oil with a
tincture of zinc oxide, all of it
colored pink and perfumed. Her.
complexion bleach is a solution of
"Morphine stops a cough, but
a cough has a purpose. It is to,
free bronical tubes from poison.
The better the doctor the .less
morphine he uses." ,
The Tribune was the only Sun-f
day paper that printed a report of i
Dr. Fantus' lecture. According to
the list above the Examiner, Record-Herald
and Inter-Ocean get
part of the big advertising graft
and help the fakers skin the pub
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