Nostrums and Quackery

During the early twentieth century a series of articles appeared in Collier’s, related to the “Great American Fraud” – that is, Nostrum Evil and Quackery.  Afterwards, the American Medical Association continued the effort towards mitigating the baseless claims related to “patent medicines” and similarly, quack devices.

“The philosophies of one age have become the absurdities of the next, and the foolishness of yesterday has become the wisdom of tomorrow…”  William Osler