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Journal of Medical Humanities

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 163–177 | Cite as

Dr. Pierce's “Golden medical discovery”: A “Prince of Quacks” in the “Queen City”

  • Norman Gevitz
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Norman Gevitz
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  1. 1.the University of Illinois College of MedicineUSA

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