"Crackdown on Quackery" - Life Magazine

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IV-"Crackdown on Quackery" - Life Magazine

"A Quack is Caught after Taking $500,000 from 35,000 Patients"

Friday, November 1, 1963

". . . Mrs. Jackie Metcalf was used as an undercover agent. She had Mrs. [Ruth] Drown diagnose her children, including her daugher Jeanne, by analyzing blood samples - from animals (p. 77). Then Mrs. Metcalf came back with Life photographer J. R. Eyerman as a patient and took the picture at right with a secret camera rigged in her purse. . . "

I-"Crackdown on Quackery" - Life Magazine

"The Doctor Who Was Convicted of Murder - The Parents and the Little Girl Who Died"

1963-11-01

"Last week in Washington doctors and law enforcement officials from across the land met in the Second National Congress on Medical Quackery to plan a nationwide drive against a spreading evil -- an evil that costs the U.S. thousands of lives and as much as a billion dollars a year ... "

II-"Crackdown on Quackery" - Life Magazine

"They Grasped False Hopes to Save the Child's Eye"

1963-11-01

"He told her, she testified at the [Marvin] Phillips trial, that cancer is a general condition of the body which can be cured only by chemical balancing. 'I can cure your child without surgery, absolutely.' . . . He cautioned them to say nothing because although he was a licensed chiropractor, he was not authorized to treat cancer."

III-"Crackdown on Quackery" - Life Magazine

"An Agent Works Undercover to Get the Goods"

1963-11-01

V-"Crackdown on Quackery" - Life Magazine

"The Adversaries Refuse to Give Up"

1963-11-01

"Mrs. Ruth Drown, who had been previously arrested and fined $1,000 for quackery, remained unrepentant: 'The advertising will be wonderful for me. When I get back to my office, I'll have more patients than ever.'"

VI-"Crackdown on Quackery" - Life Magazine

"Experts Sound Off on Menace"

1963-11-01

"A doctor is a quack when he claims to be able to cure obviously incurable diseases, and when he uses discredited or unestablished methods of treatment and makes great claims for them."