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What the Medical Fraternity Has to Say About
Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla.
So Says Dr. Strahan, and Bis Word 1
Cannot Be Doubted.
Staying for a few daya la tbo city li Dr. J. 8. H.
Strahan, one of the few men who hire made a
name In tha medical world which la International
la Its scope and a synonym for all that is honorable
,In Its admitted decency. Money— no matter how
j large the amount could not Induce Dr. Strahan to
allow his name to be used to support the merit . of
any remedy If he had not coacluslvely proved Us
merits, and It Is ' even doubtful If he would now
allow his name to appear before the public bnt
for the fact that In bis practice he has seen more
than one wonder emanate from California.
Dr. Strahan holds the position of consulting phy-
sician to tbe Northampton Royal Hospital, Eng-
land, and Is the author of four standard works on
hereditary diseases. Indeed, he is the recognized
authority on that class of insanity. In England—
and. Indeed, In Europe— he has a Urge practice,
and when seen by a reporter he avowed that whilst
It was scarcely what was considered "quite free
from question," he was willing to give bis opinion
of Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla, because be bad
•Tied It. "Do you want to quote mc?" he said.
"If yen will permit," was the reply, and In his
own callgraphy Dr. Strahan has said a few things
which are worth "putting' in yoar pipe and
Some— 'hat ever _ year age I had a so-
vere case of what appeared to be Incip-
ient scrofula. There was, so far as one
could Judge, no reason for the appear-
ance of the disease, and the microscopi-
cal examination of the epidermal scale
left me In an unsatisfied state of mind as
to whether lt was wise to treat the case
In the ordinary -way. From one of your
medical men of the highest standing I bad
obtained a large number of proprietary i
remedies for the purpose of analysis. I
happened to get la the package two bot- j
ties of - amys Vegetable Baraanarllla,"
and I determined from the result of my
analysis of the one bottle that the remedy
was possibly. Just what might salt the
ease. So I gave the other bottle in what
I thought proper doses, and my opinion was
sustained In the best possible way, for my
patient had, lost all traces of external
evidences of the disease when I left Jut-
land, and hi* condition baa ao much Im-
proved under simple treatment by cool-
ing; lotions and the proprietary remedy
which I have mentioned that I shall have
so hesitancy In saying that I consider It
a most valuable addition to the remedial
agents that we know of. and I shall pre-
scribe It freely with confidence. But you
mast remember that "Joy's Vegetable
"Jarsaparllla Is not the only wonderful
thing that California has produced.
a. H. m. stbakax,
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HAS AN HONORED PLACE.
Dr. Giodale Speaks of the Place if
Sarsaparilla ia the Pharmacopeia,
There happens to be one of the most genuinely
straightforward men, from * newspaper man's Tie
located at 1033 Market street. In this city, that
one could readily find In a day's inarch, and yon
can tnd a whole lot of men If yon go out marching ;
for a day. Ills name Is J. R. Goodale; he Is an M.
D.. and hit Is a name that yon could " conjure
with" In the East. *
Dr. Keodale has not been here long, bnt be bas
been here a sufficient length of time to get the re-
spect of every one with whom he has come In con-
tact, and principally because of his good manly
character. It Is safe to say that not only Is his
professional ability of the highest order, bnt be
values his personal honor aa a priceless gift.
These Statements Are Made About Joy's Vegetable
Sarsaparilla and Not About a Substitute.
THE SAN FRANCISCO CALL, SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 1895
Sarsaparilla has long had an honored I
place In the Pharmacopeia, and when
combined with • other pure vegetable
medlclnala, as I am assured is the case in
Joy's, It forms an. excellent tonic and al-
terative, and one which may be pre-
scribed with beneficial results by any
J. R. OOODALE, M.D.
" Will yon say for publication what you think of
Sarsaparilla?" was asked him.
" I may offend my brethren," was the reply.
" But you will tell the truth?"
" "Well, of course, I recognize the fact that you
can come here and Interview me, and I could not
object very well if you published what I said, but
If you will give me a moment 1 1 can say for you on
paper Just what I think of tho remedy, and then
you can make what use you like of that."
What Dr. Goodale wrote follows, and when it Is
stated that for some fourteen years or so
be represented the State of Rhode Island
In the National Medical Convention, and
that ba has seen the great Xoleotle Medical
A R. QOODAUE. M. O.
School grow from almost Its very in clpicnoy. •
faint idea may be bad as to bis right as well as his
ability to judge. This is bis modest statement:
Dr. Goodale. as the cut plainly shows. Is a man
Of exceptional Intelligence. He has only been In
practice here for a short time, but long enough to
allow his ability and Integrity to become matters
of public knowledge. His good faith bias made him
many friends, and his professional ability is bring-
ing blm a practice that others possibly envy. But
in noway will Dr. Goodale step out of the way of
honorable conduct In order to benefit himself, and
the years to come will probably crown his life's
devotion to his profession with honors of which
•ny member of any medical school might well be
envious. When men of this type say so much for
"Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla," can there be any
reasonable doubt as tolls honest value? Dr. Good-
ale bas for thirty years been successfully treating
women's eases, cancer, catarrh and blood dis-
JUST WATCH THE SUBSTITUTE-
No Man Will Doubt the Veracity
«f This Statement by
It happen* tßtt in the medical world there are
ft Urge number of clever men who, when entering
the profession, from one cause or another feel
themselves drawn to some special branch of their
profession, and to that particular branch they giro
their particular attention, while of course not
neglecting the everyday work: which comes ta
every doctor. They are termel specialists, and
amongst them there is no one Id this city whose
same Is more widely fcno than 1* that of Dr. C. A.
Bonesteel. All acquired ; diseases of the blood
hare bad for years hi* close attention, and as an
authority on general blood diseases and their rem-
edies he hat for years been considered one of the
few men qualified to give an opinion which will not
admit of being questioned.
Dr. Bonestsel has used Joy's Sarsaparllla In his
practice, and he Is noi afraid to say so. He has
four.d It bsneflclal and he docs not prescribe any
other sarsaparllla That is proof posit. Te as to
what he thinks of It. but In order that the public
might know more clearly how he stands on this
question Dr. Bonesttel very kindly made the fol-
lowing statement at the request of the reporter
who called on blm:
Each school of medietas admits the
value of tho Sarsaparilla as a remedial
agent, but I am Informed that a number
of vicious lodides are sold under that
name. These cannot be taken Indiscrim-
inately, without great risk, but a genuine
Vegetable Sarsaparilla, such as lam told
Joy's Is, Is without question very benefi-
cial In nearly all dlseases i arising from
constipation and irregular action of the
wboels. DR. C. A. BO.YESTEEL.
That Is a sound opinion and will carry with It
great weight, for It Is the opinion of a man who
is In a position to know, and whose dally practice
brings htm Into contact with as great a variety of
afflictions arising from Impure blood as perhaps
any . practitioner In this State sees. Doubters
should call on the courteous doctor at his office,
1051 Market street, for he Is not only an acknowl-
edgedly clever man. but he has a reputation at a
sucoesafnl ireater of chronlo diseases.
TRUTH IN A NUTSHELL.
Doctor W. H. Fearn Tells in an Inter-
Tie When It Is Wise to Use
A GENERAL PRACTITIONER'S VIEWS.
An Interesting Chat Had by an "-Exam-
iner' ' Reporter With a Well-Knows
Physician— Hl. Opinion Regarded by
Ills fellow-Professional, ; a. Worthy
"May I ask your opinion as to the medicinal
value of pure sarsaparilla?" said a reporter to Dr.
W. H. Fearn, the well-known medical man whose
offices are at 1228 Market street.
"I shall be glad to glva yon any Information in
my power," was tho courteous reply, and then the
doctor added: "If this Is for publication I certainly
prefer to write what I havj to say." ]
The reporter admitted that it would probably be
made public use of, and than with his nsual desire
to aid any one In any way that lies In his power the
doctor wrote the short statement which follows:
I see no reason why a simple home rem-
edy may not be efficacious. , Absolutely
pure cod liver oil administered when the
constitution requires lt Is certainly ad-
vantageous, and under conditions which
warrant it a pnre Sarsaparilla would
unquestionably be beneficial. But I do
not state that every Sarsaparilla which
I. advertised Is pure or an advisable
remedy to be taken by every one.' Dis-
crimination Is necessary.
WALTER H. M. D.
" And now that I bare given yon this opinion
may I ask you why you came to me in preference
to any one else?" asked the doctor.
••Well, perhaps you are as well, and certainly as
favorably known aa any of the younger medical
men baring a good-class practice In the city, and
It Is freely admitted by your oonfrerea that what-
ever you may say. la worthy consideration," was
the reply. And that Is true. V"- _ .;
Dr. yearn has been In successful ; practice here
ever since bis graduation. He Is held In high et.
teem by all the members of bis profession who
know him, and by none more highly than tho Dean
of the college that Issued his diploma. An up-
right professional career Is certainly one of tho
highest ways of helping humanity through an ex-
istence, aud it la on these lines that Dr. Fearn has
always been known. Ha has been endowed by
nature with unusual ability, and be has made the
most of his opportunities. Noted amongst his
contemporaries for his close attention to every
department of medical science, he has built np an
excellent connection as a general prautitloner,
and amongst his patients It Is well known that be
numbers many very nice people. ' A gonial dis-
position, added to nativo talent, has caused blm.
to in at. a frlsud whenever be has found a patient,
and a strict adherence to professional ethics and a
desire to do all the good that lies In his power
have doubtless helped to win popularity for the
clever young practitioner. . yl
Dr. Fearn's practice has covered a large number
of quit, difficult cases, and bis skill Is recognized
by those most competent to Judge, his attention to
a case being regarded as without question most
valuable. And a statement . from him will bo re-
ceived with the weight to which lt Is Justly en-
titled.' -'■"• -; ; ' ;: V "J -«^Y'^;'- v -"v^■■Vy'^W^V
A DERMATOLOGIST'S VIEWS.
Results Obtained In a Practloe That
Has Steadily Grown.
Diseases of the skin are admittedly difficult to
treat, and when one has a skin trouble It Is cer-
tainly wisest to go to a thoroughly good dermatolo-
gist for advice and treatment, i One of the most
successful members of the medical profession
who has confined his attention principally to der
Histology, and ! whose practice Is growing dally on
account of his ability and good work. Is Dr. T. Car-
penter, whose offices are at 1346 Market street.
Dr. Carpenter has occasion to see Tory many
Phases of the resultant scarred and defaced bodies
arlMng from impure blood, and lie Is constantly
called .on to prescribe Tor such troubles. And
Dr. Carpenter, whilst belae sensible enough to
prescribe a proprietary remedy when he seas that
the condition of his patient requires It. la also man
and gentleman enough to oar that he does so. Some
of the leading drugilsls conld tell - Interesting
stories about medical men who will not admit tha t
there can be an? eood in a patent medicine, and yet
they prescribe practically nothing else. Bat Dr.
Carpenter Is "mad* of sterner stall" thaa that
he says frankly what his oplntoa is. and when
asked to commit It to paper for publication he
did not object to writing what he knew, but cour-
teously asked that his name might be given as
little publicity as possible, as he did not wish to
"get himself advertised." . • These sentiments are
honoraDle and just, and. what Dr. Carpenter has
seen lit to say about Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparllla
won't lose any weight thereby.- Ills statement
Is short, sharp and very much to the point. It fol-
lows: ■■';■ ;r : : -'.''O : '
The fact that a medicine Is advertised
doe* not In my opinion necessarily de-
tract from Its worth. Many good reme-
dies haVe been placed on the market, and
as .Is well known to the medical fra-
ternity generally they are usually pre-
pared by a secret process. That aarsa-
parllla has for generations been looked
on as a blood-parlfler Is admitted, and the
statement Is made that Joy's Is a pnrely
▼eeetable sarcuparllla, which certainly
enhances Its medical ralno. Id my estima-
tion. 1 I have prescribed It with beneficial
results that I hart not obtained front any
■R'.-.;> DR. T. CARPENTER.
It Is to be doubted whether there is a tingle pro-
fessional man In the city who Is In a better posi-
tion to judge than is Dr. Carpenter, for his prac-
tice is large and a growing one. . He treats all.
classes of skin diseases, and his success Is doubt-
less due in great measure to his well-known abili-
ties. -<^'':'- .' ■" '
FROM THE INTERIOR.
A Well- Known Country Practitioner
Comes Out Squarely.
Auonjrtt the visitors to too city at this moment
happens to be Dr. "W. L, McFarlana of ifendoclno
county, and tbe doctor happeneS to bt rle_t in tbe
path of the reporter who was asking for opinions
as to the merits of sarsaparilla as a remedy.
"I will certainly give you my opinion," ha said
kindly, " but I am afraid that It will bo only a
repetition of what your own medical men here say.
When be was assured that lt was desired to get as
great a variety of authorities as possible be said:
"Very well, then; you may quota mo as saying
There aro few medical men who have
not prescribed sarsaparilla in some shape
or form. I have found from experience
that Joy's 1. quite safe to prescribe under
almost any circumstances. It Is doubtless
a most efficient remedy In all diseases
arising directly or indirectly j from Im-
pure blood and a foul condition of the
stomach.' _ know It to be so front seeing;
its beneficial effects In my own practice.
But the annoying, way In which I And
some city as 'well as country druggists
have of trying to Induce, the patients to
take soma other sarsaparilla 'when Joy's
has been prescribed annoys me mach.
Dr. McFarland's opinion Is shared by very many
medical men, all of equally good standing in the
medical profession with himself, but lt shows a
sound, manly spirit when he comes out and makes
a statement of this sort, for no matter how much
It may be the habit of the medical profession to
use proprietary remedies, they ore certainly not
given to letting the public know really how go ed
IT IS A BLOOD PURIFIER.
Dr. Weslej Rogers, the Well- Known
Lung Specialist, S3 Avers.
F«w men have a better right to have their opln
ions quoted than has Dr. R. Wosley Rogers, the
gentleman who has recently patented on appar-
atus for the cure of tnbercnlo sis. A distinguished
member of his profession is the authority for the
statement that Dr. Rogers has invent ed the most
valuable help for consumptives that this century
has seen. It consists of a method of latroduoing
either oarbeaata of creosote or pure ereosPle
into tbe blood, and 11 has been found
to do this in every case without burden-
ing the stomach (for the creosote enters the
lungs by inhalation and not under the slightest
pressure). It Is not possible to give a full de-
scription of the apparatus here, bat lt Is snfflelen t
to say that a nebular spray bottle is tbe medium
of transmission, and so effectually does lt unfail-
ingly do its work that lt has been found ta every
case which has been examined that the blood be-
comes so charged with the creosote that the odor
Is quite distinct If a little Is taken from the patient
in a few minutes after receiving the treatment.
Dr. Rogers' invention comprises a maohlne for
borne use, as well as for the use of practitioners
It is not, however, this Invention alone that bos
given Dr. ißogers an extensive practice and an
honored name in his profession. He has been ' for
years one of tho leading ear. nose, throat and lung
specialists of the city, and when he was found at
Schmidt's Pharmacy, s*l Kearny street, where he
bas an office, he was asked for a written statement ;
as to what the value of sarsaparilla was as a reme-
dial agent, and h. wrote th. following clear state-
There can be no question la my mind hat
that aarsaparllla 1. one of the heat alter-
atives which Is known to the medical
'world. It has a special value as a blood
purifier, and when properly administered
removes all Imparities. It the constitu-
ents of Joy's Vegetable Sarsaparilla have
been correctly represented to me It should
have unquestionably the effects on the
blood and system generally which X have
K. WESLIT SOSEIU. M. 11.
There is no ene who will question what Dr.
Rogers says on this or any similar matter, and his
extenslvo and successful praotlee shows that ha
speaks "as a man having authority." : .
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