Yet these exploitations cited above, while they are extreme, differ only in degree from nearly all patent-medicine advertising.
Of course, the patent-medicine venders had long since reached it.
Don't run away with the idea that conversion is a patent-medicine.
The newspaper which refuses to aid the patent-medicine people is marked.
Why was it in vain for the speakers in that patent-medicine debate to search for their speeches in the next day's newspapers?
Of course it has the patent-medicine flavor, too; Detroit, by her "slogan," is a cure-all.
The patent-medicine evil cannot be cured by occasional exposure or by overexposure.
The American people were slaves to self-medication, and the patent-medicine makers had it all their own way.
Consequently, the lower and ignorant classes are caught by the blatant chaff of the patent-medicine venders and the quack doctors.
And among the voices were those of the agents who were selling my postcards, selling them like liniment in a patent-medicine show.
patent medicine pat·ent medicine (pāt'nt)
A nonprescription drug or other medical preparation that is often protected by a trademark.