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( Originally Published 1940 )
IF CONSUMERS learn from this book that medical "advice" appearing in advertisements should be taken with the proverbial grain of salt, the author will consider his work a success. Skepticism is an important requirement in all search for knowledge. In health care, next to the ability to buy competent medical care, it is perhaps the most important quality that the consumer should possess. Skepticism will save him much discomfort and disability, not to speak of hard coin. It is better to take no remedy at all than to take one solely on the basis of advertising claims.
If you have any doubts about what to do during an illness, consult your family physician. If you have no family physician, inquire of a public health or welfare agency in the community in which you live. You will be much more likely to get the correct answer there than from an advertisement.